From the New York Times:
"In some classrooms across the country, the interpretation of what is too scary — or offensive, gross or saddening — is now also leading to an abundance of caution and some prohibitions.In a school district in Illinois, students are being encouraged to dress up as historical characters or delicious food items rather than vampires or zombies. In Texas, a school has issued suggestions for “positive costumes” for the annual Halloween dance. At Riverside Drive, a Los Angeles public school in the San Fernando Valley, the Halloween parade is being defanged right down to its jagged fingertips..."
What's scary about this? Says Lenore Skenazy at the Huffington Post: "The truly spooky thing is that Halloween has become a riot of warnings that are way scarier than the holiday itself."
Hey, thanks, North America! You're ruining Halloween for everyone.