Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Santa Claus welcome again in a Brooklyn school

Santa Claus will be permitted in a Brooklyn school once again. So will the Pledge of Allegiance.

It's a story I filed for Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115 and for the Fox News Radio Network.

It all started when the new principal  at Public School 169 decided to ban Santa Claus and the pledge. The head of the PTA took exception  - and took to the cameras and microphones to express her displeasure.

The story got picked up all across the United States. And the reaction wasn't particularly favorable.

That's when the New York City Department of Education stepped in and overruled the principal. The explanation: she apparently misunderstood the rules.

Santa Claus - even when he's called St. Nick - is not - her bosses say - a religious symbol.

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