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A painting of Jesus Christ, upper left, hangs above an entrance to Jackson Middle School in Jackson, Ohio next to a "Hall of Honor" showing famous Jackson residents and school alumni, on Tuesday. The Jesus portrait has been displayed in the school since 1947. The board voted 4-0 Tuesday night to keep the painting up despite a federal lawsuit that contends the portrait unconstitutionally promotes religion in a public school. (AP photo/Columbus Dispatch, Doral Chenoweth III)
Attendees recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" before the start of a Jackson City Schools board meeting where the board was to decide on whether to fight a federal lawsuit contending that a portrait of Jesus hanging in the school building where it's been for 65 years unconstitutionally promotes religion in a public school, Tuesday, in Jackson, Ohio. The board voted 4-0 to keep the painting, saying it is protecting students' free speech rights. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Doral Chenoweth)