Bring Your Bible to School Day at Trion City Schools was observed on September 28, 2021. The event empowered Christian students of all ages, from kindergarten all the way up to seniors to speak God’s grace and truth into the culture around them, starting with two simple steps — bringing their Bibles to school and sharing what God’s Word means to them.
Bring Your Bible to School Day is a nationwide, student-led movement to read and treasure Scripture as God’s Holy Word, to encourage others with the hope we have in Christ Jesus, and to celebrate our religious freedoms in the United States.
Students of any age can participate – remember the words of 1 Timothy 4:12: “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (ESV).
At Trion Elementary School Landon and Braden Clements wanted to not only bring their Bibles, but also wear Christian t-shirts on the big day. Landon is 10-years-old and in the 5th grade, and Braden is 7-years-old and in the 2nd grade. They were both also baptized this summer and know many stories in their Bibles.
Landon also attended his first FCA meeting on that morning at school.
So legally can students really bring my Bible to school?
Yes they can, and they did…students have constitutional rights to bring their Bible to school with them whenever they would like. These rights fall into two basic categories:
1. First Amendment rights
As a student in a public school, students have First Amendment rights to engage in voluntary, free speech conversations. It just has to be done in a way that does not interfere with or substantially disrupt classroom time and academic instruction.
2. Equal Access rights
Student clubs (including Christian ones) and individuals have equal access rights to participate in the same free speech expressions and activities already allowed by the school for other clubs and individuals.