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Should kids be taught to believe in Santa Claus?

Chireno, TX (KTRE) – A Chireno substitute school teacher is the subject of some Christmas controversy this week after she apparently told a class of middle school students there is no Santa Claus.

The substitute art teacher, who was filling in for a long-term substitute teacher, reportedly made comments Wednesday during class suggesting that Santa is not real and your parents buy your Christmas presents and leave them underneath the tree every year.

Word of the incident spread, angering some parents who believe it is not a teacher's place to tell children what to believe.

Earlier this week, a New York elementary school teacher came under fire after she apparently told her 7-year-old students there is no Santa Claus.  According to published reports, during a discussion of the North Pole, the second grade geography teacher, apparently told the children their holiday presents were purchased by their parents, not Santa, the reports said.

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