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Arkansas public school removes scriptures from choir room

Feb 15, 2018

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A public school in north-central Arkansas has removed Bible verses from the walls after an anonymous complaint was made to a nonprofit supporting the separation of church and state.

The Daily Citizen reports that posters displaying scriptures had been hung in the choir room of Searcy High School.

Searcy School District Superintendent Diane Barrett said Feb. 2 that the choral director removed the Christian-themed posters from her room in November and that staff have been addressed regarding religious displays.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the school district late last year requesting the posters be removed. The letter had asked school employees be made aware that it's illegal for districts to promote religion within the school.

The foundation declined to reveal the complainant's identity.

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Information from: The Daily Citizen, http://www.thedailycitizen.com/