First Amendment violation at Thomas Walker HS

American Civil Liberties Union (A.C.L.U.) sent a letter to the Mark Carter, Superintendent of Lee County Schools, stated that Thomas Walker High School has violated the First Amendment and action needed to be taken immediate.

The letter stated that A.C.L.U. has received information that school officials are actively promoting religious practices during school hours on school grounds as part of official school activities. The Ten Commandment and the singing of "Till We Meet Again at Jesus' Feet" according to the A.C.L.U is violating the students' and staffs' right to religious liberty.

Carter stated that the attorney responded to A.C.L.U. and the Board have tried to comply with the law.

The Ten Commandment has been taken out of the school and the song has been removed from the graduation ceremony. Many students have posted the Ten Commandments in their lockers, which is allowed because it is considered private property.

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