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Restrictions for Halloween Costumes in school

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Costumes and props are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dressing up for Halloween.

The more over-the-top the costume, the more attention you're sure to garnish. Schools, however, do not agree.

The fun of Halloween doesn't just start and end with trick-or-treating. Dressing up can be fun unless it's taken too far. That fine line is crossed where creative turns offensive, so schools are laying down the law.

The Muscogee County School District maintains that students must follow the dress code at all times, unless told otherwise.

Districts like Harris County have costume and character days where students can dress up like their favorite characters, but the character has to be from a book to keep it educational. There are some rules and guidelines to remember when dressing up. For example, students in Harris County are not allowed to wear anything that could be considered offensive, and they are not allowed to wear masks, props, or anything gory.

Parents should check the school district website before sending their child to school dressed in costume. Students should also remember there is a fine line between funny and offensive, so some of the pictures that have circulated on Facebook, Twitter and other sites may not be appropriate for the classroom and they could be sent home even disciplined.

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