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Pennsylvania School To 5th-Grader: No Face Paint Over Osama

DAUPHIN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district says a fifth-grader’s face paint marking the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is too disruptive for class.

Connor Tressler’s face paint showed a flag, the date of bin Laden’s death and the letters U-S-A.

The artwork drew the attention of administrators at Middle Paxton Elementary School near Harrisburg on Monday.

Central Dauphin School District spokeswoman Shannon Leib says the paint violates a requirement that student dress be “conducive to a scholastic atmosphere.”

She says the boy’s mother decided to remove him from school for the day.

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  • Mike Hunt

    Good for his parents! I sent my 7 year old daughter to school with her face painted too. It read “IN THE FACE!” relating Osama death (shot in the face) to the movie The Hangover where the police office screams that saying after young boy shoots Zack G’s character in the face with a Taser. However my daughter’s favorite scene is my the naked chinese gangster jumps out of the trunk…I love painting things on my daughters face

    • Jack Mehoffe

      Way to go Mike! You’re exactly the kind of parent that this country needs! I prefer to let my kids watch Borat though. It’s good to let them know how other countries are different from ours.

  • Amy

    I shudder to think what the boy had painted on his posterior.

  • al

    Agreed grumpy, we’ll have enough “I didn’t forget” bumper stickers soon to be printed…….

    • grumpy

      That’s good to hear Al. I’ll buy one.

  • grumpy

    A fifth grader? Sounds like Mommy or Daddy are using this child to make THEIR point, not his. I agree with the celebration of this death but don’t use your children to express your views.

  • Clarence Stubbs


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