Florida school says student can’t say ‘God’ in school announcements

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — A northeast Florida high school has barred a student from saying “God bless America” while delivering morning announcements on campus after complaints from two atheist students.

The atheist students at Yulee High in Nassau County took their complaints to the American Humanist Association, and the group’s lawyers sent a letter threatening the school with a lawsuit.

First Coast News reports that the group said it is “inappropriate and unlawful” for a public school to use God in an official statement.

In response, the school district said students were free to express their beliefs all day long, but not during school announcements.

 

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