Prayer event was student-sponsored

A concerned parent contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation in April about posters that had been hung in Tiffin Columbian High School announcing the National Day of Prayer May 2, an event sponsored by a student group.

The foundation contacted Tiffin City Schools Superintendent Don Coletta about the complaint and the poster, which contained a Bible quote from Matthew 12:21.

Colletta said he responded to the foundation, saying the posters were put up by the group Students Taking New Direction, and the event was not to be during school hours and participation would be voluntary.

The posters were changed with the addition of a disclaimer that the event was not sponsored or promoted by the school district, Coletta said, and will be added to posters in the future.