ARNAUDVILLE — An Arnaudville Elementary School band teacher faces six misdemeanor charges after allegedly showing R-rated movies to his class before Christmas vacation.

St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Brandon Levier, 30, on Wednesday and booked him with six counts of exhibition of material harmful to minors.

“Our juvenile detectives received a complaint from a concerned parent stating that her child came home from school telling her that his teacher showed the class a movie with a naked lady,” said Capt. Megan Vizena in a news release. “The student also told his mother that the class had been watching several movies showing nudity and profanity.”

Vizena said the movies included “The Hangover,” “Ted” and “Horrible Bosses,” all of which carry Motion Picture Association of America ratings of R, or restricted. The MPAA recommends children younger than 17 be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each movie contains crude language, sexual content and drug use.

Vizena said children as young as 12 were in the class. Arnaudville Elementary teaches students in fifth through eighth grades.

Principal Elsie Semien said she received calls from two parents “almost simultaneously.” Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said parents who believe their child was exposed to inappropriate movies at school should contact the Sheriff’s Office.

Levier was released on $6,000 bond Wednesday.