High school parents have petitioned to remove the principal who loves the classic heavy metal band Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden members Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, behind the scenes in 1985. Paul Natkin / Getty Images

  • Canadian high school principals love Iron Maiden and post about the band on social media.

  • Parents have begun a petition to transfer the principal of Eden High School, Sharon Burns.

  • They said it was inappropriate for her to post a picture depicting the “666” symbol.

Parents of a high school student in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada have begun a petition to dismiss school officials for the classic heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

Nearly 400 people signed Change.org Petition to transfer Eden High School Principal Sharon Burns.

IHeartRadio He reported that the petition was initiated by Devi Lin.

“As a parent with an impressive child at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario, the principal assigned to the school reveals the devil’s symbol and loyalty to devil’s practice on a public social media platform that all students can do. I’m deeply anxious about what I’ve shown. Look at them under @edenprincipal (not her personal account), “said the petition.

On Friday, the petition update wants to remove Burns because of her love for Iron Maiden, but because “666 publicly displayed her own handmade sign clearly displayed.” Said not.

NS Number 666 Used to represent the devil, the Antichrist, or evil.

Iron Maiden Formed in East London, England in 1975Popular in the early 1980s, several albums became platinum or gold, including “The Number of the Beast” in 1982 and “Piece of Mind” in 1983. Touring.

Burns twitter bio identifies her as “Principal of Eden High School. Growth Mindset Practitioner. Backed by Metal, Ska and Chicken.”

NS Petition By Friday night, there were more than 10,000 supporters to help Burns.

“It’s ridiculous for two parents to judge her role as principal based solely on Instagram posts. (About what the band Iron Maiden likes. That’s it.) Eden High School is a public school. It’s not a Christian school. For some reason, I don’t like the principals of your children, grandchildren, relatives, etc., so send them to another school. “

The case is reminiscent of the “devilish panic” of the 1980s, when conspiracy theorists claimed that a demonic cult was abusing children. NPR report.

Vox Paranoia was reported to have expanded in the 1980s as it faced concerns about changes in family structure, the need for childcare, and growing interest in kidnapping as victims’ faces began to be placed in milk cartons. increase.

At the same time, Vox reported that Christian fundamentalism was growing, and the message of fighting spiritual things was also growing. For example, anti-occult Crusaders Pat Pulling said the fantasy tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons caused his daughter to commit suicide and labeled the game dangerous for children.

Deputy Fear also reported that certain types of music, especially heavy metal, led to being considered “Satan’s work.”

Eden High School, Burns, and Iron Maiden did not respond to Insider’s request for comment at the time of publication.

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