Religious video removed from driver’s education curriculum in North Carolina (October 29, 2019)

A religious video has been removed from the driver’s education curriculum in the Johnston County School District in Four Oaks.

A district parent reported that a teacher at South Johnston High School played a video that included religious content for students taking a school-sponsored driver’s education class. The video apparently involved another teacher in the district discussing Christianity and Jesus while telling the tragic story of her daughter’s death in an automobile accident.

FFRF Attorney Chris Line wrote to the district’s attorney asking the district to remedy this constitutional violation. The attorney sent a response assuring he had looked into the complaint and talked with the school principal. The video is subsequently no longer being used in class.

Freedom From Religion Foundation