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Wilson Schools Agree To End Bible Distribution

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LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - Wilson County Schools agreed to end the distribution of Bibles to students during the school day and on school grounds.

The settlement came after the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee threatened to sue on behalf of a fifth-grade student at Carroll-Oakland Elementary School.

A Tuesday news release announced the settlement claims the student took a Bible during a distribution in the school's gym because she feared being ostracized if she did not.

In the settlement, school board members acknowledged that distribution of Bibles to students at school has been recognized as a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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