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ACLU: Students should be able to post Commandments


FLOYD, Va. (AP) -- A civil-liberties group says Floyd County High School students should be allowed to post copies of the Ten Commandments on their lockers.

The ACLU of Virginia said Friday it e-mailed a letter to the school's principal urging him to allow students to keep the biblical texts up because they're a form of personal expression, as opposed to school-imposed religion.

Students organized an effort to post the Ten Commandments on their lockers in light of events in nearby Giles County, where the school board voted this week to remove them from the school walls -- a month after ordering them to be posted. The ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation had threatened legal action, saying putting up the commandments was an unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity.

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