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YULEE, Fla. — A high school is facing a backlash over the phrase “God Bless America” being used in morning announcements.

According to WFOX, the Washington-based Appigani Humanist Legal Center wrote a letter to the Nassau County (Fla.) school superintendent and the Yulee High School principal after learning the school allowed a student to end morning announcements by saying “God Bless America.”

The school allegedly approved the student’s script prior to letting him read it over the PA system.

The letter to the school said, “It is inappropriate and unlawful for a public school to start the school day with an official statement over the intercom stating ‘God Bless America.'”

The group says it found out about the morning announcements when two students complained.

The principal has reportedly talked to the student who made the announcements.