Update to God Is a Myth Reporting

On October 29, 2015, Alton Frailey, the Katy school superintendent, issued a statement. In the relevant part, he said:

During yesterday’s press conference, I shared the findings of the school’s investigation on this matter and welcomed questions from the media. The school administration feels certain that, based on their investigation and the statements of other students in the class, the teacher’s activity and interaction with students was never ill-intended or designed to denounce anyone’s beliefs or admonish anyone for their faith. However, we know and fully agree that an item included in the activity worksheet was inappropriate and wrong. For that, we sincerely apologize.

By way of context, the assignment was to identify the difference between facts and opinions. The school district was careful to note that the assignment was teacher-originated. The district also noted that the teacher in question is actually a Christian and is distraught by this incident.

Regarding the school investigation into the matter, Superintendent Frailey noted, "Nothing that the principal has found supports the assertions that the teacher deliberately threatened [students], or tried to force them to deny God. In the investigation, those assertions were not corroborated by the other students. Was the activity graded? It was not graded. Was it 40 percent of their grade? Were the students told they had to deny God? No one corroborated that at all."

Other reports have stated that additional students corroborated the incident, noting that they also felt the assignment was hostile to their faith.

In addition, the mother reports, "She was harassed at school, she was flipped off in the hallway, she was cursed at and blamed for this situation that her teacher and administration has created. She has chosen to forgive them and pray for them."