Lee County teachers told they cannot display religious items

Teachers within the Lee County School District were told they cannot display religious items within the schools after school officials received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 11:09 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2019 9:17 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Teachers within the Lee County School District were told they cannot display religious items within the schools after school officials received a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

According to the foundation, a complaint was sent to them after a name plaque with a cross and Bible verse was displayed outside of a classroom at Saltillo Elementary School. 

School Superintendent Jimmy Weeks said his office informed the principal this was not allowed.

He added this enforced policy does not include jewelry or clothing worn at the schools. 

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