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Christmas ruined? Teacher who said Santa isn’t real will not return to school

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MONTVILLE -

School officials in Montville say a substitute teacher who told first-grade students Santa Claus isn't real will not be returning to the school.

Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar confirmed Tuesday the teacher will no longer work in the district following the incident at Cedar Hill School.

Rovtar declined further comment, saying the issue is a personnel matter.

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According to officials, the teacher also debunked other holiday characters, including the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Elf on a Shelf.

Rovtar previously said she was disheartened by the incident and that "childhood wonder associated with all holidays and traditions" is special to her.

The substitute teacher's identity has not been released.

AP wires helped contribute to this story.

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