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Law requires TN schools to display 'In God We Trust' in prominent location

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

As some Mid-South students head back to class, a new law is requiring Tennessee schools to display the national motto "In God We Trust."

Shelby County Schools said the motto will be displayed in a manner that's both appropriate and in compliance with the new law.

The legislation overwhelmingly passed back in March. Now, with schools already in session or soon to be, some parents are sharing concerns.

A father in East Tennessee--where some schools are already abiding by the new law--doesn't think it's fair.

"I think if you put one religious statement up, you should have to put up a religious statement for everyone that goes to that school, or none at all," the parent said.

But there are those who overwhelmingly support the new law.

"I think we should all trust in God. It should be everywhere," a woman said.

Rep. Susan Lynn (R-Mount Juliet) sponsored the bill and recently said this: "Our national motto is on our money. It's on our license plates. It's part of our national anthem. Our national motto and founding documents are the cornerstone of freedom, and we should teach our children about these things."

The law requires schools to display the motto in a prominent location, either as a plaque, artwork, or in some other form.

The law does not, however, indicate any penalties against schools who do not display the motto.

Shelby County Schools released the following statement on the matter:

SCS is aware of the new law and has been working to ensure that the National Motto is displayed in its schools in a manner that is both appropriate and in compliance with the new law.

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