A.C.L.U. vs Nacogdoches I.S.D.
POSTED: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:28pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 2:30pm
NACOGDOCHES - The American Civil Liberties union set their eyes set on the Nacogdoches Independent School District on Tuesday after one student's parent complained about bible distribution in school.
The A.C.L.U. sent out a letter to the Nacogdoches School District after an anonymous complaint was filed against them.
The groups claims representatives of Gideons International distributed bibles to students at an N.I.S.D. middle school during the lunch hour late last year. The complaint even said the principal was urging the students to take the bibles.
The A.C.L.U. told KETK:
"In some school districts this has lead to actual disruptions. Kids have ended up using the bibles to throw it around and generally disrupt the school and that is one of our main concerns and also concerned that children who may not choose to have a bible for whatever reason would feel pressured to do so."
N.I.S.D. released their own statement on Tuesday.
"We take the concerns of our students, teachers and community very seriously and were shocked to learn of the A.C.L.U.'s concerns from local media and the internet. At this time we have yet to receive the written correspondence noted in the press release, but we have contacted legal counsel and are researching the situation."