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By Bridget Ortigo
White Oak ISD has come under fire after high school Principal Dan Noll was recorded by a student quoting a Bible verse during the morning announcements.
The recording was sent to an atheist blogger who then forwarded it to the Freedom From Religion group in Wisconsin. Sam Grover, attorney for the group, said the readings violate the separation of church and state.
“We are confident that an investigation will reveal that Mr. Noll’s Bible readings have in fact taken place,” Grover stated in a letter to the district. “If confirmed, the practice is flatly unconstitutional and cannot continue.”
White Oak ISD Superintendent Michael Gilbert, who serves as the district’s spokesman, said he was fully aware of Noll’s use of Scripture during morning announcements.
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