Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween political correctness gone too far

Children in two Calgary schools have been ordered to turn in their scary costumes for more caring and community friendly outfits.
CALGARY — Children wanting to wear scary, violent or blood-drenched costumes will have to trade them in for more caring and community friendly outfits at two public elementary schools this Halloween.

The principal of Colonel Walker and Ramsay schools said her staff has chosen to use the day normally known for scares and frights as an opportunity to teach community values.

But some parents say it’s political correctness gone too far.

“I don’t want to bash the school but I do think it’s a little bit silly,” said Julie Van Rosendaal, who’s six-year-old son attends Ramsay school in Grade 1.

“I think everyone’s wondering what the parameters of a caring costume are.”

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