The class of 25 allegedly became rowdy talking about Santa Claus and the teacher blurted out that he did not exist in an effort to calm them down, The Daily Mail reported.
“My son came home and said that his substitute teacher had told the class that Santa doesn’t exist,” one father said. “I thought it was wrong. He was distraught about it. He’s only seven-years-old and it’s part of the magic of Christmas to him.”
Another described the incident as ‘shocking’ and believed it was done with malicious intent.
The teacher, who was not named (probably for safety reasons), has been fired.
He is, however, still registered and will work with other schools, his agency said.
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