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New Jersey teacher gets the sack after telling class of five-year-olds that Santa Claus isn’t real

  • The substitute teacher showed ‘poor judgment’, according to the Montville Schools Superintendent
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 December, 2018, 7:09am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 December, 2018, 7:09am

A substitute teacher has been removed from a New Jersey school district after telling a group of first graders that Santa Claus is not real.

In a statement, Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar said the teacher “is no longer working in the school district.”

Earlier this week, Principal Michael Raj of Cedar Hill School in Montville, New Jersey, sent a letter to parents apologising for a teacher who told a first-grade class of five- and six-year-olds Santa was not real.

“As a father of four myself, I am truly aware of the sensitive nature of this announcement,” Raj wrote, reports NJ.com.

Raj said he also talked to the teacher about her “poor judgment.”

In an earlier statement to local outlets, Rovtar, the superintendent, said she was “troubled and disheartened” by the teacher’s decision.