Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Yay! It's Captain Underpants!

Captain Underpants strikes school again
NEW YORK (UPI) -- Not only did Captain Underpants make an appearance at Long Beach High School last year, but his memory has now prompted a costume ban at the New York school. Because three of the high school's students decided to wear the fictional character's trademark tighty-whitey costume, school officials have banned all students from wearing costumes to school this year, New York Newsday reported. Principal Nicholas Restivo said the unauthorized appearance of author Dave Pilkey's scantily-clad superhero at the high school proved that costumes in school were not a good idea. "Captain Underpants certainly convinced me again that banning costumes was the right way to go," he said. "As a result of Captain Underpants, I found out that we are definitely in the minority of schools that allowed kids to come in wearing costumes." While students at the school have since begun circulating a petition against the ban, Restivo told Newsday no change would occur. "I had to sit back and ask myself 'Are you being an ogre?'" Restivo said. "I'm being a principal. I'm not being an ogre."


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