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Massachusetts school cancels Halloween because it's 'not inclusive of all students'

Posted at 11:16 AM, Oct 21, 2017

An elementary school in Massachusetts has decided to cancel Halloween and instead celebrate "Black and Orange" Spirit Day.

According to CBS Boston, Boyden Elementary School in Walpole will not have its annual Halloween costume parade because it can be difficult for many students.

"Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student's individual differences are respected," the school's principal said in a letter, according to CBS Boston.

There will be a Halloween party after school hours, but Halloween itself will be celebrated as "Black and Orange" spirit day, according to CBS.