Headteacher bans hot cross buns

Posted on March 3, 2006 

Headteacher bans hot cross buns

A school in Suffolk has banned hot cross buns – in case they offend pupils from religious minorities.

Head teacher Tina Jackson asked for the crosses to be removed from all buns supplied by caterers in case it upset some of her pupils who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Parents have accused her of “political correctness gone mad” reports The Sun.

But Miss Jackson, of The Oaks primary school in Ipswich, said: “For our students who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, hot cross buns are not part of their beliefs.

“We decided to have the cross removed in respect of their beliefs.”

The local Vicar, Father Haley Dossor, said: “I’d be amazed if anyone was offended by the cross on a bun. The school is wrong to act like this.”

from Ananova


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