King James Bible to be removed from Utah district’s libraries in younger grades

Copies of the King James Bible are being removed from school library shelves at elementary and junior high facilities in Davis County, Utah, after an unknown person’s complaint that the scriptures feature material inappropriate for younger children.

Davis County School District Communications Director Christopher Williams said in a release that while the committee reviewing the book removal request did not find that the book contained “sensitive material as defined in Utah Code 76-10-1227, 76-10-1201 or 76-10-1203,” some vulgarity and violence was deemed to be age-inappropriate for younger readers.

The Bible will remain on library shelves at the high school level. Williams said the Bible is not taught as part of the district’s curriculum and is being removed from “…7-8 elementary/junior high schools.”

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Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick is a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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