The fantasy novel Harry Potter which is huge popular has been banned by a private Roman Catholic School in the US because of “consulting exorcists”.
Saying that “actual curses and spells, which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits,” St Edward’s Catholic School made the decision last week.
The school authorities said that the spells and curses which are used in the books are real and those might be a risk.
According to the Tennessean, Rev Dan Reehil, pastor at St Edward Catholic says that there was a real “risk” that students could learn to conjure “evil spirits” and he consulted exorcists in the U.S. and Rome who recommended removing the books.
The school informed the parents about the JK Rowling series by email that he had been in contact with “a few” exorcists who recommended he expel the books from the school’s library.
“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” said Reehil’s and also added “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.”
The Harry Potter books were in the school’s library until the part of the bargain term, yet when the school opened its new library the books were absent, the local paper reports.
“I know that in the process they were going through and kind of weeding out some of the content in hopes of sprucing it up and improving the circulation,” said Hammel.
School representatives did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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