A movie comparing abortion to the Holocaust was handed out to students at Wagoner High School.
Now parents demand answers.
The movie titled "180" opens with images of Hitler and the Holocaust where 6 million Jewish people were killed in concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
After a brief discussion between the host and the interviewees, the conversation then turns to abortion and compares the two. It’s a movie with a clear pro-life message, and it found its way into classrooms and hallways of the school.
"She said that she had seen a DVD in school that basically said that if you have an abortion then you are no better than the Nazis and you will go to hell,” says concerned parent, Marty Angus.
Angus was furious after his stepdaughter came home and told him she had seen it in class.
“She said well, we went to our lockers on break and there was a note that said come pick up your free DVD,” says Angus.
We did some checking with the district, officials tell FOX23 a local family asked the principal at the school if they could give the DVD to students. The answer was yes, but only if the students got parental consent first.
Superintendent Marte Thompson told FOX23 a student aide accidentally handed out the movies before the school got the needed consent. Once they realized the graphic nature of the movie, they confiscated all the DVDs and returned them.
“When I contacted the principal about it he said he was very apologetic and very sorry that it came out like this, and this was not the way it was supposed to have been handled,” says Angus.
But for Marty, an apology is not enough.
"I thought it was graphic and a clear violation between church and state and it was just awful to be shown to a high school student,” says Angus.
In the future the district says it will be much more careful as to what types of material is allowed to be distributed to its students. The DVD was shown in two classrooms. Wagoner Schools takes full responsibility for what happened.
If you would like more information or you would like to view 180, you can visit www.180movie.com