Some people just should not be allowed near children.
Case in point: A New Jersey substitute teacher took it upon herself to tell a class of first graders that there is no Santa Claus. What the fruitcake?!?!?!
Cedar Hill School Principal Michael Raj, in Montville, was forced to send a letter home to parents alerting them of the fact.
“I am sending this letter so that you are aware of the situation and if the conversation comes up at home over the next few days you can take appropriate steps to maintain the childhood innocence of the holiday season,” Raj explained, adding that he was “truly aware of the sensitive nature” of the announcement.
One upset parent, Lisa Simek, said the teacher informed the class Santa wasn’t real and that parents “just buy presents and put them under their tree.”
“She told them reindeer can’t fly and elves are not real [and] elf on the shelf is just a pretend doll that your parents move around.” (Ugh, please don’t make me defend Elf on the Shelf!)
“She did not even stop there: the tooth fairy is not real because mom or dad just sneak into your room in the middle of the night and put money under your pillow, same goes for the Easter bunny. She told them magic does not exist. There is no such thing as magic anything,” Simek wrote.
The teacher was not named. The school did not say if she was still employed there.
You must be a very sad person to want to rob kids of the little magics in this world.
Should she be punished? Yes! 365 days of reindeer poop duty should do the trick!