Teacher Who Said Santa Wasn't Real Won't Return to School A substitute teacher in Montville, New Jersey told her first-grade class that Santa Claus wasn't real. The story went viral earlier this week. That teacher will not be returning to the school. The Montville Schools Superintendent made the announcement saying the issue was a personal matter and declined futher comment. The teacher allegedly went full truther by also telling the first graders there was no Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy. Who finally told you "the truth?" Do you pretend for your kids or do you tell them the truth about fictional holiday characters?