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Arkansas students told to not preach religion in school

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Arkansas students hold signs for their right to preach religion. (Source:KARK/CNN) Arkansas students hold signs for their right to preach religion. (Source:KARK/CNN)

RUSSELLVILLE, AR (KARK/CNN) - An Arkansas school district is telling a group of students to preach their religious message off school grounds.

The students have been standing in front of Russellville High School, holding signs supporting their Christian faith and answering questions from students.

The Russellville School District superintendent says he's received complaints that the display is making some students uncomfortable.

"It's not hurting anyone. All we're doing is saying good morning, you know have a nice day. We're not violating anyone's rights or anything like that," student Alex Arellano said.

"School Districts are obliged to maintain what's called a limited public forum on campus," Superintendent Randall Williams said.

The superintendent met with students on Friday to explain why they could no longer preach on school grounds.

The students say instead they now plan to wear shirts and buttons to school to show their faith.

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