Cumberland schools mull Ten Commandments request

Cumberland schools mull Ten Commandments request

Posted:

CROSSVILLE (AP) - The Cumberland County Board of Education is preparing to take up a proposal to display the Ten Commandments in its schools.

The Crossville Chronicle reports that resident Star Stone says the proposal is all the more relevant in light of last month's school shooting in Connecticut that left 26 people dead.

The state Legislature last year enacted a law to allow public buildings to display the Ten Commandments alongside other "historically significant documents" like the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence.

The law refers specifically to public buildings and grounds, but not to schools.

Director of Schools Aarona VanWinkle says that while each of the county's schools has a "Freedom Wall" showing historical documents, they don't currently include the Ten Commandments.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.