A mother in the Detroit area is expressing outrage over the treatment of her 8-year-old autistic son, who was told he could not read his Bible.

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Jessica Cross, whose children attend Highview Elementary School, located in Dearborn Heights, said her son liked to read the Bible during free time. He was eventually told that the book is "for church, not for school."

Cross has said she's horrified overall at how the school is treating a child with special needs, saying he's put in "timeout" excessively and denied lunch.

She became even more upset when she looked at a worksheet assigned to her 6-year-old daughter and noticed that it mentioned wine.

The superintendent has since clarified the Bible policy, saying if a student wants to bring one to school, they can.