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Grade 10 social studies class voted to watch alleged Magnotta murder.
A substitute teacher faces disciplinary action after he showed the “body parts” murder video to a class of Grade 10 students in Montreal.
The unnamed teacher relented after students voted to see the 11-minute video allegedly showing Luka Rocco Magnotta killing Jun Lin, The Toronto Star reported.
“We condemn with one voice the actions of the teacher who showed students a video whose content was as inappropriate as it was offensive,” a school board news release said. “The incident is being taken very seriously.”
The teacher will tell his side of the story later today during a special meeting.
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“In the end, I’m not sure it was really relevant,” one student said, the National Post reported. “In the beginning we all wanted to know how it happened, but when I think about it, maybe it was not the right action to take.”
Police believe Magnotta, the so-called Canadian Psycho, killed Lin on May 25.
He’s suspected of dismembering, defiling and cannibalizing the corpse before stuffing it inside a suitcase and leaving it for garbage collection.
The video, “1 Lunatic, 1 Ice Pick,” was uploaded to a website and has been video by thousands.
A manhunt ensued after two political offices and two schools received Lin’s body parts in the mail.
Magnotta, born Eric Newman in Toronto, claims to be a former gay porn actor and model; Lin was a 33-year-old Chinese exchange student studying at Concordia University.
Police arrested Magnotta, 29, in Berlin after he flew to Paris following the alleged murder; he's awaiting extradition back to Canada inside a German prison.
The social studies class watched the video, and students spent the remainder of the 75-minute period discussing it, CBC said.
The school made a team of councilors available to students after they watched the video on June 4.
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