School District Finds Teachers Violated Students’ Rights by Banning Distribution of Bible Coins
By Jocelyn Hu
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. - A school district in California has ruled that two teachers recently violated the rights of Christian students when they prohibited the children from distributing coins imprinted with Bible verses to their friends.
"We're going to make sure that students are protected," Apple Valley School District Superintendent Thomas Hoegerman told the San Bernardino Sun this week. "There was no malicious intent, but we clearly had folks who didn't fully understand the implications."
Allen and Kelly Peterson explained to reporters that they had purchased the plastic coins to use as witnessing tools in their community, and that four of their children wanted to take them to school to share with their friends.
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