Potosi superintendent: Students allowed to bring Bibles to school

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 17 at 4:50 PM

(KMOV.com) – Potosi R-3 School District Superintendent Randy Davis says the district is investigating claims a high school teacher reprimanded a student for carrying a Bible around school.

News 4 on Wednesday interviewed Angela English, who said her daughter, Kiela, claimed a teacher yelled at her for carrying the book and discussing religion with a classmate.

Davis tells News 4 he is disappointed the administration heard nothing from Angela or Kiela and wishes they would have brought it to their attention to correct it.

“All information about the incident came from Facebook rumors and the Channel 4 report,” said Davis.

Moreover, Davis says students are allowed to bring Bibles to school.

“We are a faith-based community,” he said. “The school district encourages students to actively practice their faith.”

Davis says the district is investigating the incident on its own.

Meanwhile, Angela used Facebook to plan a protest on Thursday for students to stand up for their religious rights at school.

“We’ve asked the children to bring the Bibles and carry it, not preach and shove religion in their face but to show they have the right to carry the Bible,” said Angela English. 

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