Day Care Investigated for Sending 6-Year-Olds to Raunchy R-Rated Film

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A Texas day care center is facing a state probe over allegations that it took a group of 6-year-olds to see a raunchy R-rated movie in Waco in July.

Young Expressions Childcare in the Waco suburb of Bellmead, Texas, is under investigation by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, a spokesman for the agency confirmed to Fox News Radio.

"We will investigate it thoroughly," said spokesman Patrick Crimmins.

The children were allegedly taken by day care workers to Waco's Starplex Cinema last week to see "Death at a Funeral," a bawdy 2010 comedy that was far too gross even for most movie critics.

The Motion Picture Association of America gave the film an R rating for foul language and foul humor — and that barely scratches the surface of a movie that features corpse wrestling, psychedelic drug use, explosive diarrhea and a man's homosexual affair with a midget.

"Too much profanity, too much," said one woman walking out of the movie who told Waco's News 10 the film was inappropriate for children.

The children were originally supposed to see the film "Marmaduke," but the show was sold out. A spokesman for the movie theater told Fox News Radio they were shocked and couldn't understand why the kids were brought to the R-rated film instead.

A man purporting to be the co-owner of the business said that the employee involved in the incident has been "reprimanded," but refused to answer any questions.

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