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From Post staff reports

A U.S. District judge is expected to issue a ruling soon in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Christian students against the Wilson County Schools claiming the school system denied their right to free speech.

Praying Parents is the group which filed the lawsuit. It was heard by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Robert Echols on Monday in Nashville.

School officials told the court that they did not say that wording like “In God We Trust” be covered on posters announcing the “See You at the Pole” that was held in September. “See You at the Pole” is an event where students who wish to do so gather around a flag pole to pray.

An assistant principal reportedly told the court that she told the students the posters were not acceptable and thought that parents were designing new posters for the events.

The court ruled against Wilson County Schools in a 2006 lawsuit noting the school system promoted religion wrongly in favoring the religious-based organization above other groups.

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