What a Grinch! Mean-spirited teacher tells first-graders that ‘Santa isn’t real’ leaving children in tears as principal says the educator will ‘never return to class’
- A teacher at Public School 321 in Brooklyn, New York, told first-graders that Santa isn’t real, three weeks before Christmas
- The teacher added that the Tooth Fairy doesn’t exist either, sending the five and six-year-olds home in tears and outraging parents
- The principal said that the educator is a substitute and won’t be returning to the same class in the future
A teacher at a New York City public school told first-grade students that Santa isn’t real, sending the youngsters home in tears and outraging their parents.
The unnamed instructor at PS 321 in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood also told the five and six-year-olds on Monday that the Tooth Fairy doesn’t exist.
Families who complained to the school said the unthinkable revelations about St. Nick just three weeks before Christmas happened during a lesson about ‘convincing’.
A New York school teacher told first-graders that Santa isn’t real, three weeks before Christmas
The instructor at Public School 321 in Brooklyn, New York, also told kids that the Tooth Fairy doesn’t exist. Outraged parents said the kids came home in tears
‘Santa is very much real and a live, in all parents and children who believe’, outraged mom Allison Meyerham told News 12.
‘Santa is very much real and a live, in all parents and children who believe’, says outraged mom Allison Meyerham
She and other parents were left having to explain to their kids why the teacher was a ‘non-believer’.
The mom added that being placed in a position where children suspected they were being lied to by their families was ‘damaging’.
Principal Liz Phillips reached out to parents to clarify that the teacher was a substitute.
‘I guarantee you that this substitute will not be in class 1-216 again’, wrote the principal to parents, referring to the class by its room number.
Phillips said she was to meet with the educator to ‘investigate further’.
‘I assure you, that we take this very seriously’, she said.
Principal Liz Phillips (pictured) reached out to parents to clarify that the teacher was a substitute