Angry parents are speaking out after Boyden Elementary School in Walpole, Massachusetts, announced that they were canceling their annual Halloween costume parade to respect students whose cultures do not allow them to participate.
The school principal claims that the American tradition is “not inclusive” and since some students won’t participate and have a good time — nobody should be allowed to.
“That’s the part that especially the parents and the students are having a hard time understanding,” Julie Lowre, a parent, told Fox 25 Boston. “We have numerous events not all-inclusive, so if you cancel one event you have to cancel them all.”
In a message to parents, school principal Brendan Dearborn wrote that “the costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected.”
Instead, the school will hold a “Black and Orange” spirit day and students can attend a Halloween themed pasta dinner after school if they choose.
Parents are blaming political correctness for destroying the fun of the holiday for children.
“I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a Walpole woman told CBS Boston. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year next to Christmas for children.”
A grandmother of students at the school is also upset that the parade has been canceled and hopes that the Boyden administration will reconsider.
“We have grand-kids going to Boyden School. Wonderful school,” a grandmother of a student told CBS. “The Halloween party should happen on Friday cause all the kids are excited.”
Likewise, another Walpole man told the outlet that he believes the school should allow the students to have their fun — and expressed dismay that the event has been politicized.
“Put a costume on. Parade down the street. Let them have their little time,” a Walpole man said. “Why do you have to turn it into something political?”
Big League Politics has reached out to the superintendent’s office for comment but did not receive a response by time of publishing.
Nebraska Small Business Owner Commits Suicide After Being Railroaded With Manslaughter For Defending His Bar From Criminal Rioters
Gardner was facing trumped up charges.
A Nebraska small business owner and Marine Corps veteran has committed suicide after being charged with manslaughter, stemming from an incident in which he fired a weapon on a violent criminal rioter who attacked him on camera.
38-year old Jake Gardner shot and killed Black Lives Matter rioter and 22-year old James Scurlock, who attacked his father outside of Gardner’s bar in Omaha, Nebraska in July. Gardner went on to brandish a gun at Scurlock and a riotous mob in response to their violent behavior, and the group of men attacked him. After firing two warning shots at the rioters as the attacked and shoved him to the ground, Gardner shot Scurlock, who declined to relent in his violent behavior.
Eyewitness accounts of Gardner’s interaction with Scurlock suggest it was a textbook case of self-defense. Watch video of the interaction and decide for yourself.
Young Black Male Killed In Omaha Nebraska Protest by local Buisiness Owner !!! RT pic.twitter.com/ieTGejA9jH
— Lil Christ Kross (@Only1Kross) May 31, 2020
Prosecutors who investigated the incident originally declined to charge Gardner, recognizing that the case appeared to be an example of textbook self defense. After leftist and Black Lives Matter activists placed “intense pressure” upon Douglas County Attorney Donald Kleine, he relented to an external review of the incident overseen by a federal prosecutor. A federal judge issued a warrant for Gardner’s arrest on Friday, on charges of manslaughter, attempted assault, and terroristic threats.
Gardner had been supposedly planning to turn himself into Omaha Police on Monday, but a friend of Gardner reportedly confirmed to the Gateway Pundit that the 38-year old man committed suicide over the weekend.
Gardner’s body was found in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, with his attorney describing his death as a suicide. His lawyer, Stu Dornan, is emphasizing that Gardner’s conduct when targeted during the July BLM riot was self-defense, and that his actions are not to be taken as an admission of guilt in any capacity.
Gardner was a decorated Iraq War veteran who had suffered two traumatic brain injuries as a result of his military service.
His death appears to have been clearly the result of highly questionable and dubious criminal charges. The federal prosecutors that usurped the role of local officials to indict Gardner should be held accountable for this tragedy.
Fredrick Franklin, an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha, is the one who went for charges after the District Attorney ruled it was self defense.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) September 20, 2020
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