Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A high school student wants to form an atheist club. The administration tells him no.
Often, this ends in one of two ways: The student backs down, not wanting to get in any trouble, or the student informs a group like the Secular Student Alliance and it begins a long drawn-out battle (see: Pisgah High School).
But at Central High School in Aberdeen, South Dakota, there was a happy ending.
Adam, a student at the school, was told by Principal Jason Uttermark a few weeks ago that he couldn’t form an atheist club because the district had a policy against allowing any sort of religious club. After Adam informed the SSA about this, they contacted the principal: