Student Sent home for Dressing as Jesus for Halloween

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Children often dress as historical figures for Halloween, but one New Jersey school decided a costume of Jesus
Christ took it too far.

Alex Woinski, an eighth-grader at West Brook Middle School in Paramus, was sent home on Halloween.

Woinski, who has shoulder-length brown hair, wore a white robe, a red sash, sandals, a fake beard and a crown of thorns. His mother
said Alex was told he could keep the costume on if he removed the
beard and crown of thorns.

Superintendent James Montesano said the district doesn't want students' costumes to be distracting.

Woinski's mother is Catholic, while his father is Jewish. She says her son recently celebrated his Bar Mitzvah and is studying the Bible.

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