Calif. desert school to let kids give Bible coins

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Updated: 4/08 10:42 pm

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district will allow students to hand out Bible coins outside class, saying teachers who banned them violated the children's rights of free expression.

The San Bernardino Sun reports that four children from a single family had been handing out the plastic coins with Bible verses during recess at Desert Knolls Elementary School in Apple Valley.

But earlier this year, a teacher banned them and another removed them from Valentine's Day goodie bags.

Notified by a nonprofit group, the school district investigated. It found the children's rights were violated, but not intentionally.

The children's father, Allen Peterson, says he'll let his sons bring the coins to school again next week.

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