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Easter Bunny Hands out Condoms to Elementary School Children

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Easter took a strange turn at one Texas elementary school as an Easter Bunny handed out plastic eggs filled with unused condoms. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at pick-up time.

The Austin Independent School District and Austin Police Department are investigating the incident, which occurred at Gullett Elementary School. Parents whose children received the eggs believe the condom-filled eggs may have been part of an innocent mistake.

Initial reports emerged of a parent handing out plastic eggs, some filled with candy and others filled with condoms. Staff at Gullett Elementary School asked the parent to leave the school grounds. The parent complied with the request but moved to a public sidewalk to continue handing out plastic eggs.

An email was sent to parents by Gullett Elementary School Principal Tammy Thompson explaining the incident. Principal Thompson explained the parent had not asked permission to hand out eggs on school property and that it was not something the school endorsed.

The impromptu Easter event came to the public’s attention when parent Nathan Jensen posted it on social media. The parent wrote he was not sure the condom-filled eggs were the “Austin weird he had signed up for.” After the incident, Jensen messaged other parents to try and understand what had happened.

Jensen tweeted information that gave the incident more context. The thread explains allegedly the parent dressed as the Easter Bunny works as a pharmacist and had attended an event before picking up her children from school.

After arriving at the school, the parent, faced with a mob of children, began handing out candy eggs but ran out. She reportedly asked her pharmacist husband to retrieve more eggs from her vehicle; however, he did not check them and picked up eggs that he had been handing out earlier at an event promoting safe sex.

The explanation has not stopped investigations from being carried out. Gullett Elementary and the Austin Police Department are looking into the matter to see if the parent broke any laws.

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