LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - The atheist student editor of the Lenoir City High School newspaper says her editorial was pulled after school officials claimed it would be disruptive.
The editorial titled "No Rights: The Life of an Atheist" accuses administrators, teachers and coaches of promoting their Christian beliefs with students.
Krystal Myers told the Knoxville News Sentinel that as captain of the swim team she felt compelled to participate in Christian prayers before swim meets. She also complained that school board meetings begin with prayers and that teachers often use Bible verses for a "Quote of the day" they write on classroom boards.
Schools Director Wayne Miller said the administration tries to promote tolerance for all minorities.
He said school authorities have the right to control the content of the student paper.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com