Parents of a group of elementary school students are outraged after their teacher told them Santa Claus wasn’t real during a geography lesson. The teacher, Leatrice Ann Eng, has since apologized and the school system is investigating the incident internally.
From the Huffington Post:
It wasn’t the Grinch who stole Christmas for a class of second graders at George W. Miller Elementary School in Nanuet, N.Y. Instead, it was their teacher, who allegedly told students there was no Santa Claus during a geography lesson about the North Pole.
“It’s outrageous that a teacher would strip a child of their innocence and try and demystify something,”Margaret Fernandez, 59, told the New York Post as she picked up her grandchild from kindergarten.
On Saturday, the Post reported that the teacher, 58-year-old Leatrice Ann Eng, had since apologized to the parents of each student in the class in a string of phone calls to the students’ homes.
As for any other action that might be taken in response to the incident, district Superintendent Mark McNeill said discussions were ongoing, though he had little else to say.
“This matter is being discussed internally and it would be inappropriate for me to comment further,”McNeill told the Journal News.
Parents, do your kids believe in Santa? Do you think the situation has been blown out of proportion?