Lee County teachers told they cannot display religious items

March 22, 2019

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 11:08 PM
Updated: Mar 25, 2019 9:22 AM

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but first, the lee county school district has told teachers that religious items cannot be displayed at school wtva's evan hensley spoke with some lee county residents to see if they agree with the decision... what led up to this decision was a letter from the freedom from religion foundation who had received a complaint about saltillo elementary the school district then acted to make sure that they were following the law. this is what was seen at saltillo elementary school... a name plaque with a cross on it and a drawing with a scripture form jeremiah the freedom from religion foundation heard about this and cent this letter to the lee county school district superintendent jimmy weeks says that they then echoed to the principal that this isn't allowed this has a caused quite a reaction from the lee county communities milton clark - lee county parent "i personally don't feel like you should take away someone freedom of religion just because of one complaint." bryan brown - lee county parent "that's crazy you cant put a cross or anything out to represent god. thats just ridiculous." others say that the numerous federal rulings say that church and state need to be separate solomon ring - tupelo "i always felt that school and church all of that should be separated. 'whys that?' it's 2 different things" and state need to be separate solomon ring - tupelo "i always felt that school and church all of that should be separated. 'whys that?' it's 2 different things" one resident told me that the public viewing of religion isnt hurting anybody... "public business and public areas can put up budas for an example or other things like gods that they believe in." of the residents i spoke with today, it did seem split with some favoring the law and others with religion weeks told me that this enforcement in policy does not include jewelry or clothing reporting live in saltillo eh wtva 9 news at , matt's here witha first look
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