Religious poster taken down in Indiana class (May 8, 2017)

A religious poster has been taken off display in Hillcrest High School, in Ammon, Ind. The framed poster of “A Wrestler’s Prayer” was hanging on one of the teacher’s classroom walls.

FFRF Staff Attorney Elizabeth Cavell sent a letter to Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 Superintendent Charles Shackett, informing the school district that it is a violation of the Constitution to display religious symbols or messages. Public schools may not advance, prefer or promote religion.

FFRF received a response from Shackett on May 8, explaining that the Hillcrest High School principal had met with the specified public school employee concerning his wrestling poster and had reviewed the complaint with him. The teacher immediately removed the poster from his classroom wall and placed it in his vehicle to take home.

Freedom From Religion Foundation