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Mom plans Jesus sculpture near Ohio high school

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — A local parent hopes to put a life-size sculpture of Jesus on property near a high school in an eastern Ohio district that agreed to remove a religious painting from an office after the American Civil Liberties Union threatened a lawsuit.

Zanesville lawyer Jeanette Moll tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1heSrjf ) she commissioned a bronze statue similar to the image in the painting. She says it's an intentional effort but isn't a protest of the East Muskingum school board's decision to remove the painting from John Glenn High School in New Concord.

Moll says the sculpture would be a memorial to faith, placed on private land. She says she's in talks with a homeowner and church near the school about a permanent location for the sculpture.

Moll's children attended the school.

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