Cheney School District regrets religious assembly

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CHENEY — Cheney School District officials have apologized for allowing a religious missionary to speak last March at a mandatory student assembly.

Superintendent Deb Clemens says training is underway to prevent such mistakes in the future.

The Spokesman-Review reports Gary Horton, a former Army Ranger, referred to children as lambs, himself as the sheepdog and the Lord as his shepherd.

Horton also spoke to students last year in Othello and Warden.