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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ohio HS Student on Strike Over Removal of Ten Commandments

Harding High School ninth-grader Anthony Miller has gone on strike. He is refusing to take part in certain activities to protest the removal of a plaque containing the Ten Commandments from the hallway of his Marion, Ohio, school, the Marion Star reported, crediting the Harding Herald student paper.

Miller said he told principal Kirk Koennecke that until a deal was reached over where to place the plaque, he would not take part in Harding-related extracurricular activities, participate in classes — though he will attend them — or do his homework.

"I won't even wear my Harding Marching Band shirt," he said.

Miller, along with several other students, is circulating a petition to have the plaque remounted. It was a gift from the school's class of 1953. The principal says it will be stored as part of an archival history of the school.

Superintendent Gary Barber said he was following the law and had the plaque taken down to avoid legal entanglements that other school systems in the state were encountering.

Barber and Miller, along with local clergy and members of the community, are to resume discussions in January about where to place the plaque.



Anonymous said...

These idiots must have missed the First Amendment wording. As an educational institution, one must wonder at their abilities to convey simple truths.

Anonymous said...

You want the Koran on display? Keep pushing this stuff and that is what you will end up with.

Anonymous said...

It's time to make a stand here. The First Amendment is here and operable, as well as common sense, This country was founded on these principles and they need to be upheld.

Anonymous said...

Fun FACT of the Day: Did you know we "black" people are the true Jews spoken of in the Bible??? As they say,"The more you know".