A Georgia high school principal says he was fired after he read the Bible and prayed with a group of students during a volunteer Christian group meeting.

Manchester High School principal Dr. Michael Lehr reportedly was just filling in for the leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization during a meeting.

Regardless, the school district superintendent put him on indefinite administrative leave just two days after the meeting and informed him that his contract would not be renewed.

"I want prayer in this school," outraged parent Angila Waddell said. "I am proud to see our football team take a knee and pray before and after games. And also in clubs. And we're just shocked."

Lehr is reportedly now focused on finding on a new job in order to support his family.

Meriwether County Superintendent Carol Lane told News 3 in an email, “ I never comment on personnel issues. I'm sorry that I cannot provide you with any information. Possibly at a later date. Thank you for your inquiry.”

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