SURREY, B.C. — A school district in Metro Vancouver is investigating a complaint that a high school teacher showed students a graphic and disturbing true crime documentary on an infamous Canadian killer.
The Surrey school district confirmed it recieved an anonmyous letter from a parent alleging their child came home from Elgin Park Secondary “crying and upset to the point of being hysterical and vomiting” on the last school day before Christmas break.
The parent, who did not want to identify themself or their child, said the student’s class was shown “Don’t Fuck with Cats,” a new Netflix documentary about Luka Magnotta.
The three-part series, which is rated for mature audiences only, focuses on amateur online sleuths who worked to identify a man who was killing kittens in YouTube videos back in 2012. Images of dead kittens are shown early in the first episode.
The written complaint sent to the Surrey Schools Supt. Dr. Jordan Tinney, and obtained by CTV News, reads in part: “No doubt many adults would be disgusted and horrified if they witnessed something so awful and so violent. But for children, the damage is incalculable.”