The teacher tells the children that "Santa Claus does not exist", she is fired

A New Jersey teacher was fired after telling her students that Santa doesn't exist.

The children began to cry after her words, and Myra Sansone-Aboyoun, the mother of one of the girls in the class, said she was barely able to soothe her daughter for hours after school.

"The whole situation hurt me a lot. My daughter believes in Santa Claus and adores Christmas, and everything that the holiday season brings," says Myra, Kosovapress reports.

Other mothers of children in the class created a platform on Facebook to express their opinions.

"She told them that Santa Claus doesn't exist and that the parents themselves buy the presents and put them under the tree. She even urged them not to rejoice irresponsibly, since wizards don't exist. But she wasn't just talking about that, she explained to them that parents themselves exchange teeth for money under their pillows. An adult tried to destroy their children's beliefs," wrote one of the mothers in her status.

The principal of the primary school later apologized to the parents in a letter where he also confirmed the dismissal of the teacher.

"I'm a father of three too and I know this is a sensitive subject. I hope your children will soon forget this incident and continue to enjoy the festivities," he wrote.