No, a Virginia principal did not expel two children for wearing crucifixes

Updated on 20/09/2018 at 11:21

Mamasai Mamakusa, a school principal from Richmond, Virginia, expelled two children for wearing crucifixes around their necks, according to a false meme posted on Facebook on July 30. The meme was shared over 23,000 times in two days -- but the event in question never took place. Even the name of the supposed principal, Mamasai Mamakusa, was taken from a Michael Jackson song and the photo illustrating the meme came from a stock image database.