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School Bus Driver Accused Of Telling Girl Santa Is Fake

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File photo of Santa Claus. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of Santa Claus. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut parent has complained to his third-grade daughter’s school after her bus driver allegedly told her Santa Claus is fake and Jesus Christ was not born on Christmas.

Norwalk resident Louis Seeley’s complaint remains under investigation by Norwalk schools and First Student, its contracted bus company. He says he filed it last Wednesday after his 8-year-old came home and reported the comments to him.

A spokeswoman for First Student says they do not believe the conversation occurred as it was first reported.

Instead, she says the girl overheard the driver’s conversation with other students about what she called “the nature of gift-giving” during the holidays.

Norwalk schools’ chief operating officer tells The Hour newspaper that he could not discuss the allegations because the investigation was still open.

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