Elementary Schools Ban Halloween Because Maybe Somebody Could Get Offended
Each year, some politically correct principal at a public, taxpayer-funded elementary school decides to take away Halloween from American schoolchildren.
This year, the principals are Beverly Lawrence at Ruth Chaffee Elementary School, and Jeremy Visone at Anna Reynolds Elementary. Both schools are located in Newington, Conn., a middle-class Hartford suburb. (Visone, who holds a Ph.D. from Central Connecticut State University, fancies himself a doctor.)
The two principals sent letters informing parents of their decisions. The letters reasoned that because some kids may not celebrate Halloween, every single kid at the school should be prevented from any sort of celebration of Halloween at school, according local ABC affiliate WTNH.
Some parents are unhappy.
“I think it’s stupid,” parent Lori Montano told WNTH. “It’s not fair for the kids and, I mean, if some people don’t want to participate, then don’t participate. But they shouldn’t take it away from all the kids.”
The mom’s eight-year-old daughter, Alyssa, is equally frustrated.
“It was stupid and weird because they shouldn’t take it away from other people,” the girl told the station.
Last year’s politically correct principal who took away Halloween was Orlando Taylor, the principal of Inglewood Elementary School in Towamencin Township, Penn.
Taylor, who fancied himself a constitutional scholar when he made his decision, sent a letter explaining that “the United States Supreme Court has ruled that school districts may not endorse, prefer, favor, promote or advance any religious beliefs.” That’s a problem, he reasoned, because some people oppose Halloween on religious grounds. (RELATED: Grade School Bans Halloween Because Maybe It’s Religious)
Taylor failed to specify how tens of thousands of American public schools have been able to have Halloween celebrations during school hours for decades.
Also last year, school officials at Highland Park High School, a public high school in a ritzy North Shore suburbs of Chicago, told a student he couldn’t wear a Jesus costume on Halloween. (School Tells Christian To Change Out Of Jesus Costume On Halloween)
The student, Marshon Sanders, came to school definitely looking the part of Jesus Christ: the long locks, the big wooden cross, the crown of thorns, the red sash, the flowing robe. He faced disciplinary action almost as soon as school began because school officials worried that dressing as the central figure of Christianity could maybe, possibly upset someone.
Miraculously, after the boy’s mother came to school and gave school officials an earful, they deigned to allow Sanders to dress as Jesus after all, but he declined.