FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After promoting an anti-bullying documentary, Fort Worth ISD has decided to postpone screening it.
Initially the district announce that more than 1,200 Fort Worth Independent School District middle schoolers would see the film “Bully,” which has been praised for its portrayal of the painful life of bullied students.
But then the district put a halt to those plans. Spokesman Clint Bond says officials want to review the film first.
“We want to make sure that parents know that it’s a PG-13 movie,” Bond said. “We know the movie has been edited so that it is less controversial than it was initially.”
The first cut of the film received an “R” rating. After edits, it was reclassified as PG-13.
Bond said the announcement was issued prematurely anyhow –– the district mistakenly posted a news release about the screening.