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School crossing guard quits over holiday hat



Crossing guard From Bay News 9:

A Brevard County school crossing guard has called it quits after his habit of wearing seasonal hats got him in hot water. Bob Sinclair wears holiday hats on special occasions, such as Christmas, while on duty at Suntree Elementary School.

But the Criminal Justice Services Department of Brevard County said the hats were not regulation, and Sinclair had to stop wearing them or face disciplinary action. Sinclair said one supportive parent called his boss after finding out about the ultimatum.

"He told him, 'You're like the guy on Miracle on 34th Street"  who tried to fire Santa Claus,'" Sinclair said.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]


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