Breathitt schools removing Ten Commandments

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Associated Press

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Breathitt County school officials say they are removing Ten Commandments displays from the high school, middle school and elementary schools.

WYMT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/ZdS6n0) the move came after the schools received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group's letter says the displays have been up for years.

Kentucky Board of Education officials released a statement saying that the display of religious materials in public schools violates the U.S. Constitution.

It goes on to say that the Kentucky Education Department's focus in Breathitt County "is on student achievement and college and career readiness and using its resources to support those efforts."

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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