10 Commandments Safe on Lockers - For Now

Friday, Mar 11, 2011  |  Updated 2:01 PM EDT
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10 Commandments Safe on Lockers - For Now

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Students at Floyd High School in Virginia can post the Ten Commandments on their lockers
while the system's policy is reviewed, according to Floyd County's superintendent.

The Roanoke Times reports that Superintendent Terry Arbogast announced the decision in a letter sent this week to the Liberty Counsel. Arbogast wrote that county school officials plan to establish more specific guidelines for students.

The Liberty Counsel says members of the school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes posted copies of the Ten Commandments on their lockers last month in response to events in Giles County.

The Giles County school board voted in February to remove the biblical texts from the school walls, a month after ordering them to be posted.

The framed, 4-foot-tall, biblical texts had been posted in the district's five schools and technology center for at least a decade next to framed copies of the U.S. Constitution. School officials removed them in December after a resident complained. They re-appeared in January, only to be removed again.

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