Antietam field trip cancelled by school board

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A group of middle school students in Washington County won't be taking their annual trip to Antietam Recreation this spring after because some parents have complained about the "spiritual nature" of one of the presentations, the Hagerstown Herald-Mail reports.

The owner of Antietam Recreation, Mary Rotz, says students take part in water events, horseback riding and a petting zoo during the trip.

Rotz also said the lunchtime performance includes an entertainer who mentions God while sharing a personal story about overcoming difficulties.

Antietam Recreation is located near the Antietam Battlefield. It describes itself as a recreational facility with a Christian atmosphere.

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