[Heather] Estes said the bullying all started when students and even teachers noticed her two kids don't attend the "upper room." Powell County Schools describe the upper room as a non-denominational, student-led Christian organization that meets every morning before school starts at Stanton Elementary, but Estes said from what her ten and eight-year-old children have told her, it is anything but inclusive.
"My children are asked every day, 'do you believe in God? Why don't you go?" Estes told LEX 18. "He's been told by teachers things like the Atheists will be eaten by bears."
Powell County superintendent Michael Tate said the district is looking into Estes' complaints.