PARENTS of kids at a highschool in Canada have petitioned to take away the heavy metallic loving headteacher – just for it to be outnumbered by a counter petition in assist of her.
Sharon Burns, the principal of Eden Excessive College in St Catherines, Ontario, had posted footage on social media revealing she was a fan of metallic group Iron Maiden.
Mother and father then launched a Change.org marketing campaign to have Burns eliminated as headteacher, because of the “satanic symbols” related to the British band.
In accordance with the Impartial, it mentioned: “As involved mother and father with impressionable youngsters at Eden Excessive College… we’re deeply disturbed that the principal assigned to the college blatantly confirmed satanic symbols and her allegiance to satanic practices on her public social media platforms the place all the scholars can see them beneath @edenprincipal (not her private account).”
Titled “Eden Excessive College Principal, Sharon Burns, Wants To Be Transferred Instantly”, the petition obtained over 550 signatures earlier than it was closed.
The petition was up to date on Friday, stating that the demand for her switch isn’t due to her love for metallic, however for “brazenly displaying her personal handmade signal with the 666 clearly displayed on it”.
The petition featured a picture from Ms Burns’ Instagram, holding up the “satan horns” hand signal with Iron Maiden decor behind her.
The headteacher had additionally allegedly posted an image of a doll of the band’s zombie mascot Eddie, together with a handwritten word studying “666”.
Each footage have been apparently taken down by Ms Burns.
Nonetheless, for the reason that petition was arrange by father or mother Debbi Lynn, a counter petition has been created in assist of Ms Burns – with it already attracting over 20,800 signatures.
The petition reads: “[Ms Burns] has made eden a protected house for thus many individuals.
“She spreads nothing however love and kindness, and might be among the finest and most enthusiastic principals the college has ever had.”
Mother and father of scholars at Eden Excessive College confirmed their assist of the headteacher within the petition’s feedback.
One mentioned: “As a father or mother of two present Eden college students, Mrs Burns has created one of the inclusive faculty cultures within the DSBN and has gained the assist of oldsters and college students alike. We want MORE principals who’re as engaged as she is!”