Students rally around 10 commandments

Texas high school students post their own Bible verses on wall after threatened lawsuit forces district to cover mural of the Ten Commandments.

(KCBD) -- A group of Texas high school students are rallying around their display of the Ten Commandments.

O'Donnell High School had a painting of the Ten Commandments and a Bible verse in the recently-built common area of the school, but when students came to school Thursday morning, both paintings were covered up.

O'Donnell ISD Superintendent Dr. Cathy Amonett says she received a letter from a group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation on Wednesday night.

The letter said they had received an anonymous complaint about the Ten Commandments and the scripture painted on the school wall.

Dr. Amonett says she covered up the paintings to avoid a lawsuit, until a better solution can be found.

The mural was initially covered with black paper,  but some students tore that down.

Now, the Ten Commandments painting is covered with an American Flag.

"I made the decision to cover it up until I made a more informed decision about what I should do, because I don't want to harm the district or cause any controversy or anything," Dr. Amonett said.

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