First grader Brynn Williams was in the middle of sharing her family's Christmas tradition as part of a show and tell assignment, when the teacher cut her off.
"Go take your seat," the teacher reportedly said when Williams had started to read a Bible verse as she presented her family's star of Bethlehem.
The teacher at Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School in Riverside, Calif., explained that students are not allowed to talk about the Bible in school.
"When this took place she was hurt," her father told NBC. "She felt that she had done something wrong and she was going to be punished."
A nonprofit law-firm Advocates for Faith & Freedom, said it was a case of discrimination and is asking the district to change its policy. School district officials said they couldn't comment on the specifics about the case.
But they released this statement: "The Temecula Valley Unified School District respects all students' rights under the Constitution and takes very seriously any allegation of discrimination."Via NBC Los Angeles and Opposing Views