Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. As someone who received an undergraduate degree in the teaching of social studies, I am never very surprised when a school administration decides to engage in an act of public stupidity, however, this incident is in a class all by itself.
A second grade student at the Maxham Elementary School in Taunton, People’s Republic of Massachusetts, was sent home from school after drawing a picture of Jesus on the cross. The student made the drawing in response to a class assignment that the students draw something that reminded them of Christmas. Apparently the student’s dullard teacher decided that the drawing of the cross was too violent. The school administration, in a move which hearkens back to the old Soviet Union placing dissidents in psych wards, decreed that not only would the child be sent home, but that he would have to undergo a psych evaluation.
The story has a happy ending for the boy. He is being allowed to transfer to another school. I do pity the students who remain in an institution at best run by fools, at worst by those who harbor a hatred or fear of the Cross. In future, if the administration is going to ban images of Christ on the Cross, they perhaps might be on the look out for some of these:
Update: The school administration responds here.