Fifty Shades of Grey
"Fifty Shades of Grey" was being shown to the students of West Virginia high school, as a reward for their good work.Twitter/Facebook Screenshots

There was caning going on in the classroom, and everybody seemed to enjoying it, because the caning was part of the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" that was being screened for high school students in West Virginia, as 'reward' for their good work.

The request to screen the movie was made by a group of students to their teacher for working hard on their assignments. The professor, who was not aware of the sexually explicit contents in the film, accepted the request.

But their joy was short-lived, as the screening was shut within minutes. "Fortunately, an assistant principal walked by and saw what they were doing," school principal Jeff Woofter told The Charleston Daily Mail. "They got there 10 minutes after it started and shut it down."

According to the Hampshire County school policy, students are prohibited from watching movies of any kind in the classroom.

The identity of the teacher, who allowed the film to be screened, has not been disclosed and the authorities said that they were not allowed to discuss whether or not they would take disciplinary action against the teacher or the students. But they seemed quite upset that the incident had happened at their premises.

"I will say it was an extreme lack of judgement from an otherwise very capable teacher," Woofter said. "The teacher didn't do a background check on the movie or even ask about it."

The movie, which earned nearly $600 million in worldwide ticket sales, is based on a book of the same title. Due to its detailed and explicit description of bondage sex, the book, despite being a huge hit, has been among those that have been banned worldwide.