Halloween Costumes In Schools

UNDATED (AP) -- At West Elementary School in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, princesses and superheroes will walk the halls for Halloween today. But there will be no Richard Nixons or George Bushes.

That's because school administrators have banned costumes depicting political figures, calling them inappropriate for eight- to ten-year-olds.

Many schools prohibit costumes, while some elementary schools allow only preschool and kindergarten students to dress up.

Masks are generally prohibited at schools that allow the bizarre on Halloween, as are fake weapons. Hatchets coming out of heads are also frowned upon.

At Naperville Central High School, latex is a no-no. There's a student and a custodian at the school with a life-threatening latex allergy.


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