When speaking of the cruelest people throughout the history of the world, many names immediately jump to mind.
Joseph Stalin, Genghis Khan, Adolf Hitler, Josef Mengele, Ivan The Terrible, Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein… and this substitute teacher.
According to NJ.com, a substitute teacher at the Cedar Hill School in Montville, New Jersey decided to take it upon his or her self to break the news to an entire class of first graders that Santa Claus isn’t real.
Outside of the obvious grotesque, criminal acts despicable monsters, like that Jared guy from Subway, commit against children, is there a more cruel thing an adult can do to a 6-year-old than tell them Santa isn’t real?
“During the course of the day, a substitute teacher apparently announced to the class that Santa was not real,” Michael J. Raj, the school’s principal, wrote in the letter.
The principal did not identify the teacher, but don’t worry, he’s spoken to her “regarding her poor judgement in making this proclamation.”
Obviously, that clearly makes up for everything, totally brings back every one of these kids’ innocence, and makes the job of parents having to deal with this whole ordeal infinitely easier.
“As a father of four myself, I am truly aware of the sensitive nature of this announcement,” Raj said.
He added that he was informing parents “so that you are aware of the situation and if the conversation comes up at home over the next few days you can take appropriate steps to maintain the childhood innocence of the holiday season.”
“IF” the conversation comes up? IF?!?
You don’t think every single one of these kids went to their parents immediately after school, most likely with tears in their eyes, demanding answers?
But again, don’t worry. Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar also issued a statement in which she also outlines how she was “troubled and disheartened by this incident.”
“The childhood wonder associated with all holidays and traditions is something I personally hold near and dear in my own heart,” Rovtar said.