Parents of students who attend Magnolia High School in Arkansas are rightfully outraged after a video tape surfaced of a school Christmas play which featured a “gangsta” Santa Claus who ends up dead along with the killing of a Wal-Mart clerk.
School officials in Columbia County, Arkansas are doing some damage control, after a school play featured “Gangsta Claus,” which included scenes portraying people being killed, including Santa Claus himself and a Walmart clerk.
“It struck me as very inappropriate, and I thought poor judgment was used in the selection of that particular play,”
says Magnolia Schools Superintendent Dr. John Moore.
It was performed by a drama class at Magnolia High School, during the annual Red and White Christmas Celebration program. School leaders have apologized, but some say that’s not enough.
“It’s disgusting to watch,”
says Brenda Dickson.
“I was upset because they had guns and these are children having guns on school grounds shooting other students, and to me that is promoting violence.”
“In a school setting to promote any type of gun violence to promote gun violence, period, to me it is appalling it shows a poor sense of judgment,”
agrees her husband, George Dickson.