10 Commandments moved from public school to Catholic school

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Ten Commandments monument will be moved from a western Pennsylvania high school to a Catholic grade school due to an atheist’s lawsuit.

The New Kensington-Arnold School District earlier this week agreed to pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle the suit by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

The monument outside Valley High School must be moved within 30 days. It will be placed in front of Mary Queen of Apostles, a K-8 school, also in New Kensington. That school is housed in a former elementary school that closed in 2014 before the district sold it to the Diocese of Greensburg.

Superintendent John Pallone says the Ten Commandments will remain in the community for those who acknowledge their worth, while those who don’t “can turn the other cheek, as we learn in the Bible.”