High school students stage play depicting rape, oral sex, and child abuse. Surprisingly, parents have a problem with this

From The Daily Mail:

– Play even featured pupil acting out role of father sexually abusing daughter
– It shocked teachers, upset parents and left children sobbing and vomiting
– Complaints were made and teachers were sacked for gross misconduct
– Two unidentified staff members are now pursuing unfair dismissal claims

Two drama teachers were sacked for allowing GCSE students perform in a play involving depictions of rape, oral sex and child abuse within a family in front of their parents and classmates.

The play – which even featured a pupil acting out the role of a father sexually abusing his daughter – shocked teachers, upset parents and left children sobbing and vomiting in distress.

Complaints were made and the two unnamed teachers, who were supervising the 15 and 16-year-olds who wrote and acted in the play, were sacked by the school for gross misconduct.

They are now pursuing unfair dismissal claims – but the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled this week that a previous decision in their favour was ‘perverse’ and that their cases must be re-heard.

The ‘age-inappropriate’ material included graphic descriptions of sex, rape, oral sex between father and daughter, child abuse between parents and children, and group sex within a family, EAT judge Lady Smith said.

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