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Easter Eggs Are Banned In Schools: The Spring Sphere Lie

by | 15th, April 2011

IN Seattle, America, the kids are being told that EasterEggs are to be called “Spring Spheres”.

Fox News reports on a 16-year-old “local private high school sophomore” named “Jessica” who called a radio show to reveal that while helping a third-grade teacher at an unnamed school she was told to called call Easter eggs “Spring Spheres”.

Says Jessica:

“At the end of the week I had an idea to fill little plastic eggs with treats and jelly beans and other candy, but I was kind of unsure how the teacher would feel about that… I went to the teacher to get her approval and she wanted to ask the administration to see if it was okay. She said that I could do it as long as I called this treat ‘spring spheres.’ I couldn’t call them Easter eggs… But the third graders had other ideas. When I took them out of the bag, the teacher said, ‘Oh look, spring spheres’ and all the kids were like ‘Wow, Easter eggs.”

The media is outraged. Letters and emails are fired off.

The Stranger relays one email:

“EASTER EGGS, EASTER EGGS, EASTER EGGS…IF IT WEREN’T FOR CHRISTIANS THERE WOULD BE NO SEATTLE, NO VACATION TIME FOR YOUR CRAZY SELVES…”

Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Wippel says “we haven’t heard if or when it happened ”.

But the story is now live.

“Political correctness takes away ‘Easter’ eggs” – The Washington Examiner

“US school renames Easter eggs ‘spring spheres”  – Toronto Star

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