A third-grade student said her substitute teacher would not let her read the Bible during independent reading time.
Audra Palmer, mother of 9-year-old Brionna Palmer, said her daughter came home from school in tears on May 4, WCMH reports.
"She said, 'Mommy, the teacher made me put my Bible away,'" Audra told the news station. "And I said, 'What do you mean she made you put your Bible away?'"
According to the child, there was a substitute teacher in her class at Gorsuch West Elementary in Lancaster, Ohio. After she finished her work, Brionna said she wanted to read the Bible during her free time.
"The teacher come through and she was inspecting everybody's books, and she said to put your book away and get out a different book," the mother explained.
Brionna was reportedly in tears while recounting the incident.
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