A New Jersey third-grader broke down in tears after a teacher told the girl her Bible was not appropriate reading material for a public school. After a public uproar, the principal of the school apologized to Mariah Jordat and told her it was all a misunderstanding.
Michelle Jordat told FOX her daughter loves the Bible and was hurt when the teacher told her to pack away her Bible during quiet reading time. "This was injustice," she said. "No other child has to go through this again."
The Old Bridge Board of Education discussed the matter at a meeting Tuesday night, hearing from parents who were outraged over the incident.
The school said the teacher made a mistake and that school policy does allow children to read the Bbile or any other religious book during reading time.
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