SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - An atheist group has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Spring Hill high school student who dressed up as Jesus Christ for Fictional Character Day.
A Freedom From Religion Foundation official said sophomore Jeff Shott contacted the group after he was asked by the principal to remove the costume because school officials felt it would be disruptive.
Shott also told the nonprofit that his science teacher told students that evolution was only a theory and that the origin of modern humans lies with Adam and Eve.
In a letter to the foundation, the Williamson County Schools acknowledged that religious proselytizing is not allowed in schools. The school refused to say whether any action had been taken, citing privacy rules.
The story was first reported in The Tennessean.
There is more to the article above..... Recently the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that protects the rights of teachers in Tennessee’s public school classrooms who want to debate the validity of topics like the human influence on climate change and the theory of evolution. The new law also opens the door for the discussion of alternative theories like intelligent design, which critics argue is merely rebranded creationism.
As you can see from the third paragraph, Shott's science teacher (should be anti-science teacher) can proselytize her religious beliefs in the class room and not be held accountable.
I passed on this article to Governor Bill Haslam's face book page with my comments.
Please do the same if so inclined.