Until recently, Halloween is a time where parents are pressured by school districts to determine what kind of costumes are appropriate for children to wear, and some states have strong codes of conduct against improper costumes.
But one New York school is reportedly banning horror movies and Halloween costumes they deem to be too scary.
Youtube influencer and Youtube star Martha M. Austin reported on the rules being in place at her daughter’s school in Union Square. She posted a video on YouTube of her saying that her daughter’s classes are given a list of banned Halloween costumes with the text “an obscene showing or obscene vulgar gesture shall constitute a potential violation.” She added that her daughter is being told not to wear a costume that includes representations of characters from horror movies.
In the video, she said she was told that several adults had been taken to the hospital for exposure to “something ‘maniacal’” that someone had worn at a Halloween party.
Austin said that she spoke with school administrators, who would not comment on the incident, according to MTV.