With the release of the long awaited Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince this Saturday, students at The Holt Primary School in Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire (in England) were planning to come to school on Friday dressed up as witches and wizards. But the BBC is reporting that head-teacher Paul Martin has had to cancel the dress up day after parents and a local pastor claimed he was seeking “to lead our children into areas of evil”. Explained Mr. Marting, “may I reassure parents that my staff and I only wished to raise the profile of reading”. Huh, encouraging kids to read! How could he? The audacity!
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