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New Jersey school district cancels Halloween-themed events

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    MAPLEWOOD, New Jersey (WCBS) — There will be no Halloween events at some schools in New Jersey.

The South Orange-Maplewood School District is kicking the holiday out of the classroom.

In a letter, school officials said there will be no Halloween-themed events and no costumes will be worn during school hours.

They say they believe ending Halloween celebrations will build equity and foster inclusion.

In a post on X, Gov. Phil Murphy said, “Seriously? We can’t let kids celebrate Halloween? Give me a break.”

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