Headbanger Recall? Parents ask to boot principal over Iron Maiden fandom

By Jesse O’Neill

Credits Jesse O’Neill

Some Canadian parents want a heavy metal-loving high school principal to headbang her way to another job.

Parents at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario launched a petition to remove Principal Sharon Burns because she is an unabashed fan of the legendary British band Iron Maiden.

More than 500 people have signed the appeal to transfer Burns after the metalhead posted a picture of a doll of the band’s zombie mascot Eddie, and a hand-drawn picture reading “666” on Instagram, according to the petition. 

The number 666 is used to represent the devil, and is featured prominently in artwork by the band, known for albums like “The Number of the Beast.”

Burns’ post appeared to have been deleted from her IG account amid the anti-Antichrist blowback.

The “Aces High” loving administrator did note on her Twitter bio that she is “fueled by metal and ska.”

Canadian parents at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario created a petition to remove Principal Sharon Burns due to her unashamed fandom of Iron Maiden.

Canadian parents at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario created a petition to remove Principal Sharon Burns due to her unashamed fandom of Iron Maiden.

“As all communities and schools are supposed to be about kindness, EQUITY and INCLUSION, this displaying of Satanic symbols is mocking and isolating large segments of the community she works in and clearly is not upholding any of those values,” read the petition, which was created by parent Debbi Lynn, according to iHeart Radio.

The rift over hard-rock riffs didn’t end there. A dueling petition in support of the headbanging headmistress had garnered support from more than 15,000 people by Saturday night.