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Ash Wednesday
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Utah's Davis School District says it is investigating a fourth-grade teacher who forced a student to wipe an Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead, telling him it was inappropriate in the school. The boy's grandmother says she spoke to the teacher after the incident. "I asked her if she read the Constitution with the First Amendment, and she said, no," the grandmother said. The teacher and the school district have apologized to the boy.