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Superintendent Won't Budge on Ten Commandments


Humansville, Mo. – A southwest Missouri superintendent is refusing to sign a settlement in a federal lawsuit that challenges the display of a Ten Commandments plaque in a school cafeteria.

Humansville Superintendent Greg Thompson is the lone holdout among the school officials named as defendants.

His decision won't affect the agreement, in which the district insurance provider will pay $45,000 to plaintiff Carrie Roat.

Thompson, however, will remain legally vulnerable.

Thompson says he believes in the legal system, except when it conflicts with God's law.

Meanwhile, the Humansville school board is expected to approve a severance agreement that would terminate Thompson and give him two months' pay.


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