Her mother said that Erin was not allowed to leave the assignment at school and told it must be taken home.
Erca Snead told local television station WREG “It was so cute and innocent. She talked about how God created the earth and how she’s doing the best she can.”
Liberty Counsel chairman and founder, attorney Matt Staver said “The United States Department of Education issued guidelines stating that public schools cannot prohibit students from engaging in religious expression – and if they do, they run the risk of losing their federal tax funding. So consequently what this school did is not only unconstitutional, but it violates the Department of Education’s own guidelines.” [One News Now]
Shelby County Schools spokesman, Christian Ross told Fox News that while "teachers are prohibited from promoting religious beliefs in the classroom," there is no policy that prohibits a student from expressing those beliefs.
The child rewrote her assignment. This time about Michael Jackson.