Public school officials in the District of Columbia have finally found something that moves them to prompt and efficient action: preventing kids from seeing an R-rated movie, specifically Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ.’

The District school system is investigating allegations that a teacher at a Southeast elementary school showed sixth-grade students excerpts from the R-rated movie, ‘The Passion of the Christ,” the Washington Post reports this morning.

The teacher at Malcolm X Elementary, ‘whose name was not released,’ has been put on administrative leave while an investigation is done.

Quite possibly this is the wrong movie to show kids in a public school, even though many public school children in the District are exposed to far worse.

I’m just pointing out the irony of shielding children who’ve seen it all from a movie about the founder of one of the world’s great religions.

Why is this movie so upsetting to so many people? Ann Coulter addresses this question‘with passion.