Today’s winner is West Brook Middle School Principal Joan Broe. She gets the award for the following.
PARAMUS, N.J. (CBS) ― A Paramus middle school student was sent home Friday after he came to school dressed up as Jesus for Halloween.
For a few hours, Alex Woinski was the messiah of West Brook Middle School, but like the real Jesus, Woinski was condemned, so to speak.
“Sort of like a new remake of what supposedly happened,” Woinski told CBS 2.
Decked out in sandals, a robe, fake beard and thorns, the 13-year-old joined 500 other students at his school’s Halloween celebration, and on this day, he was the chosen one – to go home.
“It was offensive to some students,” Woinski said, when asked what school officials told him the reason for being sent home was.
Woinski says he wore the costume because friends say his long hair makes him a Jesus lookalike, and were not offended by his costume.
The school says thes costume was a disruption and denies its religious nature had anything to do with it.
“I don’t think I overreacted,” Principal Joan Broe told CBS 2.
Broe said too many students were drawn to the costume, and that was reason enough.
“Children were [asking], where is the boy who is Jesus Christ?” she said. “It was disrupting the education process.”
I am not much into Halloween. The whole holiday is disruptive to me. Is a school supposed to be a party for one or a place to educate? Tell all the kids to go home and change.
Note- Alex Woinski has a Catholic mother and a Jewish father and recently celebrated his bar mitzvah. Jesus was Jewish, as was his father.
I agree with Mrs. Woinski, this is political correctness run amok. I name West Brook Middle School Principal Joan Broe today’s Knucklehead of the Day.
Hat tip- Joanne Jacobs