School paints over Commandments display (September 13, 2016)

After hearing from FFRF, a wall displaying the Ten Commandments has been painted over at O’Donnell High School in Texas.

The superintendent of O’Donnell, Dr. Cathy Amonett, released this statement:

“After consultation with legal counsel, community members and students, I have decided as the superintendent of O’Donnell ISD that the Ten Commandment mural will no longer be on display beginning Sept. 16, 2016. Although the district’s students and community members strongly support the preservation of the mural as it is, I have decided that its continued display in the commons area of the school is not in the district’s best legal interests.”

The community showed strong support for the display at a public meeting on Sept. 13, following a legal warning issued by FFRF.

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