Written by Don Byrd
In Highland Park, Illinois, school officials were troubled earlier today when a student showed up dressed as Jesus. After all, the guidelines warned students against costumes that may offend the religious sensibilities of others. But after looking into it, they decided no harm, no foul.
School officials were initially concerned the teen’s costume — a toga, cross and crown of thorns — could be offensive to “religious sensibilities.” After further review, they decided the student meant no disrespect, District 113 spokeswoman Melinda Vajdic said.
“Upon further review, we realized the student did not intend to be offensive,” she said. “Therefore, the school communicated to the student that he could wear the costume.”
Happy and safe Halloween to all!