WISCONSIN (WPVI) -- After much debate and controversy, a high school production in Wisconsin of "To Kill a Mockingbird" will go on with the "N word" in the dialogue as scripted.
The use of a racial slur in the play prompted the district to cancel the show on opening night.
They were afraid the language would incite protests.
But then they had a change of heart.
The district met with the students to use this show as a teaching tool.
The district is now including community conversations both before and after the play to increase awareness of racial injustices.
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School production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to include 'N word'