SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – The On Your Side team has been trying to get answers about an anti-bullying documentary shown to students at Sparks Middle School the last school day prior to the deadly shooting.
The PG-13 documentary “Bully” was shown to a number of students at Sparks Middle School. After the shooting, both patents and students suggested to News 4 the film might have in part inspired the actions of the 12-year-old shooter.
The Washoe County School District now tells News 4 they will not comment on the documentary because the film has become part of the investigation into the shooting.
The documentary is rated PG-13 because of, “intense thematic material, disturbing content, and some strong language - all involving kids”.
The On You Side team obtained a copy of a consent form sent home to parents at Sparks Middle School asking if they wanted their child to see the movie. The form is an "opt-out" form, meaning that the middle school students would see this PG-13 documentary unless the form was returned. The shooter was only 12-years-old and fellow classmates tell News 4 he watched the movie.