Seventh grader’s Bible taken away while reading during free time at school

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MARSHALL, Mo. -- One middle schooler is speaking out after his teacher censored his reading material.

Loyal Grandstaff, 12, was reading his favorite book--the Bible--during free time in school when his teacher told him to put it away, according to Fox 4 Kansas City. "I like to read my Bible because it's a good book," Grandstaff told the station.

Grandstaff said he wasn't reading out loud or sharing his book with any classmates, he was just reading it during down time.

"I feel like it violated his freedom of religion, but also his freedom of speech," Loyal Grandstaff's dad, Justin, said.

For more on the story, head over to Fox 4 Kansas City.