Educator Who Allowed '93 Prayer Principal Again

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An educator who was once fired for allowing prayer over a public school intercom is once again in charge of a school in Jackson.

Bishop Knox was named interim principal of Bailey Middle School this week, and is set to serve through the end of the academic year.

Knox was principal of Wingfield High School in November 1993, when he allowed a student to read a prayer over the intercom.

He initially was fired by the superintendent at the time, Ben Canada. The Jackson School Board later reduced Knox's punishment to a suspension and reinstated him.

Knox has been working in the Jackson Public Schools central office as the executive director of the office of pupil assessment and appeals.


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