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A maths teacher at a high school in Maine, USA has been [allowing / allowed] to keep her pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree in her classroom. The tree was [made / making] from pink plastic and was [adorned / adorns] with Hello Kitty ornaments. The teacher, Catherine Gordon, had earlier been ordered by the school principal Paul Butler to remove it [then / after] he decided it was an "inappropriate" Christmas [decoration / decorative] . Mr Butler explained to ABC News that he [initialed / initially] believed the tree did not [fitting / fit] with the way the school celebrated the [difference / different] religious events happening at this time [of / for] the year. He said: "A concern was shared with me regarding an inconsistency with our [balanced / balance] approach to holiday observances."

Ms Gordon said: "I didn’t think a pink Hello Kitty tree was [defensive / offensive] ….It's a tree that's been [down / up] in my classroom for years." She posted her story on Facebook and it quickly went [vital / viral] . She wrote: "The tree had no religious [symbolic / symbols] on it whatsoever. No crosses or angels, just pink Hello Kitties and my students really [enjoyed / enjoying] it." She added that society was becoming too [worries / worried] about upsetting different people. She said: "I feel that this is [definitely / definite] a turning point in our society when everything [offensive / offends] everyone all the time. It just sucks the [joy / joyous] out of everything." She told the local newspaper that: "It just seems that in our quest to be tolerant of everything, we've become [intolerant / intolerance] to everything."

 
 

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