10-year-old Luke Whitson of the Karns Elementary School, in Knoxville, TN, started talking to his friends about their shared faith and started an impromptu time of Bible reading during their recess. When Principal Cathy Summa became aware of their activities and of another parent's complaint about children reading the Bible, she informed the students that reading the Bible was banned. Once Luke's parents took the situation to court to defend their son's religious liberty, the story coming from the school began to change. They are still seeking damages.
Recess Bible study spurs lawsuit
The U.S. Department of Education has made it clear that Bible reading during non-educational time is a protected form of religious expression.