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Superintendent Suspended For Posting 10 Commandments

By AP/KWMU

Humansville, Mo. – The southwest Missouri school superintendent who posted the Ten Commandments on a school wall has been placed on administrative leave without pay.

School officials would not say if Humansville Superintendent Greg Thompson would remain a district employee.

Thompson told the board earlier this month that he would not comply with federal law regarding religious expression.

Last week, the board voted in a closed meeting to put Thompson on administrative leave immediately, without pay.

Humansville resident Carrie Roat had sued the school district in March, saying the plaque and prayers at athletic events were unconstitutional.

The district agreed to a settlement in July that included not posting religious symbols, and not allowing school officials to lead students in prayer.

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