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Walsall pupils 'shown porn during Paddington screening'

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Image caption Pupils at Croft Academy were watching Paddington Bear when the images appeared

Children as young as nine were shown pornography during a film screening at a primary school.

Pupils at Croft Academy in Walsall were watching Paddington Bear on Friday when the images appeared on screen.

The film was understood to have been streamed online, and school bosses blamed the issue on a problem with the academy's web filtering systems.

Teachers have launched an investigation and are due to meet with parents over the issue.

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Paul Edgerton, executive principal at the school, said: "An issue with web content filtering software occurred on Friday afternoon.

"The issue has been reported... in accordance with academy procedures.

"An investigation is underway and to comment any further would be inappropriate at this point."

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