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Only in America: The teacher who stole Christmas

A second-grade teacher gets punished for telling her class that Santa isn't real — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A suburban New York elementary school teacher faces disciplinary action for telling her second-grade class that there is no Santa Claus. After her students identified the North Pole as "where Santa lives," the teacher told them Santa was a fictional character. Most experts are agreed that Santa is real and does live at the North Pole.