CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information


South Texas Student Allegedly Told Not To Read Bible In Class

View Comments
(credit: Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

(credit: Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

Joe_Gomez Joe Gomez
 Joe Gomez started his radio career at one of the oldest News/Talk...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview South Texas Student Allegedly Told Not To Read Bible In ClassWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 South Texas Student Allegedly Told Not To Read Bible In ClassHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

jennifer lopez 770 South Texas Student Allegedly Told Not To Read Bible In ClassJennifer Lopez's Bathtub Selfie

 alt=The New Wonder Woman

 alt=Musicians Then And Now


VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

CYPRESS (CBSDFW.COM) – A teacher in south Texas has been accused of telling a student she’s not allowed to read the Bible at school.

During reading time at Hamilton Elementary School in Cypress, a young girl claims she was told that she wasn’t allowed to read the Bible and isn’t even allowed to bring one to school.

Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute who is representing the family, says the family would like to remain anonymous.

“Those are serious allegations when it comes to our students’ constitutional rights,” said Berry. “That would clearly be a violation of the constitution, federal law and Texas state law.”

A statement from Cypress-Fairbanks ISD states that religious material are allowed in the classroom and that they are investigating the incident.

The family has decided not take any further legal action and has apparently resolved the issue with the school.

“It’s possible that this could have been a misunderstanding by the teacher, so I don’t want to place any malicious intent in the hands of the teacher,” said Berry.

Cypress is located just 25 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending:

View Comments