Parents upset after Ouija Board brought into classroom | News
NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) - Some parents are upset after Napoleon High School students were taught “supernatural history”, including how to use a Ouija Board. A Ouija Board is a device which some claim can allow the users to communicate with the dead.
School leaders say the class was part of a special program called Student Opportunity Day, which allows juniors and seniors to visit colleges. When the upperclassmen are away, younger students are given the chance to learn things that are not a part of the normal curriculum. Courses included zumba, charcoal grilling and in this case, supernatural history were offered.
“I suppose a lot of people consider things like this fun and games, but I’m learning a lot of parents do not believe it’s just fun and games. I do not believe it’s just fun and games,” said parent Greg Matheny. “It sounded a bit like witchcraft to me.”
School leaders are apologizing for the course.
“I have very strong feelings personally about those types of things as well,” said Superintendent Dr. Stephen Fogo. “I’m just disappointed we let any parents down. We have very strong beliefs in our community it's our beliefs to uphold those and we didn't so I apologize.”
Matheny says he wishes the district had at least given parents a warning.
“I do want to know what my daughter is going to be involved in,” said Matheny.
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