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Hearing officer L.O. Buckland listens to Laura Mallory, a mother from Loganville, Ga., at the Georgia Board of Education during a hearing in her effort to have "Harry Potter" books removed from the shelves in Gwinnett County public schools. Mallory argued that the books "promote the particular religion of witchcraft" and that children practice spells from the books. "You would think we'd want to do everything we can to remove evil from our schools," she said. Mallory said that she has never read in full any of the "Harry Potter" books. Buckland will make a recommendation to the State Board of Education, but he did not say when that will occur.<br />
Hearing officer L.O. Buckland listens to Laura Mallory, a mother from Loganville, Ga., at the Georgia Board of Education during a hearing in her effort to have "Harry Potter" books removed from the shelves in Gwinnett County public schools. Mallory argued that the books "promote the particular religion of witchcraft" and that children practice spells from the books. "You would think we'd want to do everything we can to remove evil from our schools," she said....
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