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Teacher Who Spoiled Santa Won't Return to NJ School

Officials say the teacher debunked other holiday characters, including the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Elf on a Shelf

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    Teacher Who Spoiled Santa Won't Return to NJ School
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    Santa Claus waves to the crowd during the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York last month.

    What to Know

    • An NJ school district has apologized for a substitute teacher who told first-grade kids that Santa Claus wasn't real

    • Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar said the issue is a personnel matter

    • Administrators haven't released the teacher's name, but said the teacher would not returning to the school

    School officials say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students in New Jersey that Santa Claus isn't real will not be returning to the school.

    NJ.com reports Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar confirmed Tuesday the teacher will no longer work in the district after the incident at Cedar Hill School.

    Rovtar declined further comment, saying the issue is a personnel matter.

    Officials say the teacher debunked other holiday characters Thursday, including the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Elf on a Shelf.

    Rovtar previously said she was disheartened by the incident and that "childhood wonder associated with all holidays and traditions" is special to her.

    The substitute teacher's identity has not been released.

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