Late yesterday evening it was brought to the attention of Cedartown Middle School Administrators the choice of a literary selection made by a Language Arts Team. After listening to the concerns and investigating the work and circumstances surrounding its selection, we recognize that it was an unfortunate mistake to have included the work as part of any of our classes here at our school. The work was included as one piece of a larger unit covering Ancient Mythology. Other selections included the novel Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief and other Greek Mythological works. We met with a group of parent stakeholders and Central Office representatives, including Ms. Laurie Atkins, Assistant Superintendent and Mr. Greg Teems, Interim Superintendent, early this morning before school to seek resolution and express the shared school and community concerns over this selection. We had meaningful conversations and believe that the inclusion of this article to have been made not by malicious intent nor the desire to denounce the faith or beliefs of any of our students, staff, or community members. We expressed that the selection will not be used in our school in the future. We are in full support of educating the whole child, including supporting the parent’s right to choose what personal beliefs about religion will be taught to their children.