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    Billboard Ad by Satanic Temple Takes Aim at Texas School
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    A file photo of the billboard placed by The Satanic Temple in Springtown, Texas.

    A group called The Satanic Temple has put up a billboard in North Texas that criticizes the use of corporal punishment in schools.

    The Massachusetts-based group placed the billboard ad in Springtown, a community northwest of Fort Worth where a male assistant principal in 2012 spanked two female high school students.

    The incident prompted the school board to alter its policy. Corporal punishment is still allowed, but a parent or guardian must approve its use.

    Superintendent Michael Kelley tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram the timing of the billboard is "very odd" because administrators have opted not to use the punishment.

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    The billboard says, "Never be hit in school again."

    The Satanic Temple says its members don't worship Satan. Instead, they oppose "arbitrary authority," supernatural beliefs and superstitions.

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