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Court Rules Teacher's Comments Violated Church-State Separation

Posted March 23, 2005 6:54 a.m. EST

— Parents won a court battle after a teacher used her religious views in public school.

The case stemmed from an incident at Sunnyside Elementary School in Cumberland County.

A student says her fifth-grade teacher said certain animals can camouflage themselves because of God not evolution.

The student's parents believe the teacher violated the separation between church and state.

They sued in federal court and won.

School officials agree with the judge, saying that the teacher ignored the curriculum.