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Massachusetts school cancels Halloween parade, says it's not inclusive

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WALPOLE, Mass. -

Parents in Walpole, Mass. are upset over what's being called a controversial decision to end a local elementary school's Halloween parade.

In a message sent to parents, the school's principal cited potential safety concerns but also said, "“…the costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and 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.” Masslive reports the parade will be replaced by "Black and Orange Spirit Day."

Some parents are upset by the cancellation, but it's not the first time a school has cancelled Halloween activities. TV station WBZ reports a school in Needham reported they would cancel Halloween activities last month.

What do you think about the decision?

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