GILES CO., Va. — UPDATE: July 2, 2012: The battle over the Ten Commandments in Giles County Schools is officially over.
Both the school board and the anonymous family that sued have reached a settlement. WDBJ7 told you last week the display of historical American documents at Narrows High School will not have the Ten Commandments, instead a photocopy of a textbook that has a small picture of two stone tablets.
The settlement agreement filed today makes any mention of the Ten Commandments disappear.
The board will also be responsible for thousands of dollars of attorney's fees for the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Giles County School Board met early Thursday morning to close out school business for the calendar year.
The board voted unanimously to accept a resolution to post only what it considers to be historical documents.
Not a single public citizen showed up for Thursday's final Giles County School Board meeting. An empty room except for the board members themselves.
The board agreed to post nine specific historical documents.
The Star Spangled banner, The Bill of Rights, Lady Justice, The Virginia Statute of Religious freedom, The Mayflower Compact, The Magna Carta, The Declaration of Independence and that all important page 74 from the Giles County History textbook, called The Roots of Democracy, which does show two tablets with symbols but nothing in English.
The Board said it did not cave into political correctness pressure from the ACLU, which demands the ten commandments come down.
"Is it wrong to say the Giles County School Board caved in to the ACLU? I think that's wrong because we do still have the Ten Commandments up," said J. B. Buckland, the Giles County School Board Chairman.
The chairman caught we he said and clarified.
"...not the ten commandments as such, we do have the rock up."