By Grace Vasquez

An annual parade where the students dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes has been canceled and in fact, Halloween has been canceled at Boyden Elementary in Walpole. Why? Well, according to the principle, “Halloween is not inclusive of all students.”

One mother said, “I think it’s a lot of political correctness…it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year next to Christmas for children.”

In a message to parents the school principal says, “…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.”

Many parents are not happy about the cancellation of the parade and Halloween title, one parent said, “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?”

I love Halloween. Always have since I was a kid. I can’t even fathom not being able to enjoy Halloween now much less as a kid. If I was a parent at this Boyden school I would be livid and start my own parade and party for the students! But then again, I dress up my house and display it on Halloween even now! And guess what? The kids love it and so do the parents!! ~grace

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