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A 5th grade student won first place after he gave a speech about the history of people using religion to justify murder, but was stripped of his title the same day by a school official.
"'She [the assistant principal] started talking to me about how she thought my speech wasn’t appropriate for 4th and 5th graders and she thought that probably I would have to rewrite my speech, take the religion out or not compete,' Golob-Drake explained to WFLA."
"...the controversy wasn’t about the religious aspect. 'The concern was over the topic of mass murders,' Arja [School District Spokeswoman] said. 'Because these are 4th and 5th graders.'"