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Nebraska School Principal Bans Candy Canes Saying 'J shape' Stands for Jesus

Updated On 07 Dec, 2018 Published On

A Nebraska principle of an elementary school was placed on leave for telling teachers to avoid decorating classrooms with Christmas-themed embellishments so that people who don't celebrate the holiday could be offended.

Earlier this week, the principal at Manchester Elementary School, who has been identified as Jennifer Sinclair, sent out a memo with guidelines to shared what are considered appropriate for the decorations and assignments of the classroom.

As per the report, teachers were told that general winter-themed items like sledding, scarves, and the "Frozen" character Olaf, would be used for the decoration.

Meanwhile, decorations including Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees, green and red colored items, and even candy canes wouldn't be acceptable for the school.

According to KETV, the candy canes were banned because it has religious significance.

Jennifer reportedly wrote, "Historically, the shape is a 'J' for Jesus."

She added, "The red is for the blood of Christ, and the white is a symbol of his resurrection. This would also include different colored candy canes."

In the memo she also wrote, "I feel uncomfortable that I have to get this specific, but for everyone's comfort, I will."

In a statement to Fox News, the Elkhorn School District said that "the memo does not reflect the policy of Elkhorn Public Schools regarding holiday symbols in the school."

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