From my friend Chuck Muth's daily e-newsletter, Chuck Muth's News and Views, comes this story:
SEPARATION OF BRAIN & PRINCIPALChuck's report seems to be true. You can read the original newspaper article at "Boy in a Santa suit asked to quit dance" (Hampton Union Local News). The article features a photograph of the young man in a totally inoffensive Santa suit.
From SeaCoastOnline.com: “A parent of a Hampton Academy Junior High School (Hampton, NH) student says the principal of the school told his son to leave the school’s holiday dance on Friday night because the boy was dressed in a Santa Claus costume, which was politically incorrect. . . . Principal Fred Muscara said he told the boy he couldn’t get into the dance because he was wearing the costume. ‘It was a holiday party,’ said Muscara. ‘It was not a Christmas party. There is a separation of church and state. We have a lot of students that go to Hampton Academy Junior High that have different religions. We have to be sensitive to that.’"
Hmmm. This appears to be a public school. Who’d a thunk it?
Chuck also posted the telephone number and email address of Principal Muscara, but I won't be responsible for any annoying phone calls to Hampton Academy Junior High. (If you're really interested, check out Chuck Muth's News and Views.)