RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A southwest Virginia school system has again removed all displays of the Ten Commandments, a month after re-posting them despite concerns that doing so was unconstitutional.
School officials say the Giles County School Board voted Tuesday to remove the framed, 4-foot-tall, biblical texts.
The Ten Commandments had been posted in the district's five schools and technology center for at least a decade next to framed copies of the U.S. Constitution. School officials removed down in December after a resident complained.
The board reversed its decision Jan. 20 after parents and ministers argued that schools had a moral obligation to reinforce God's teachings.
Civil-rights groups say the displays violated the Constitution's separation of church and state.