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Pennsylvania school's Ten Commandments monument moved to more visible spot at nearby church


PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania school district's Ten Commandments monument that an atheists' group sued to have removed is now on a neighboring church's property, next to a driveway leading to the district's high school.

A federal judge in Pittsburgh last month ruled the monument outside Connellsville Area Junior High School violated the First Amendment. But he stopped short of ordering it moved because the plaintiffs in the Freedom From Religion Foundation had since left the district and could no longer be offended by it.

Still, the school feared future litigation and decided to remove it. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) says the monument was placed on the grounds of the Connellsville Church of God on Thursday.

The monument had been tucked away near the junior high, but is now visible to anyone who approaches the high school.

Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

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