A private Christian school in North Carolina is apologizing after it baptized more than 100 children without notifying parents.
Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, N.C., announced on its Facebook page Thursday that it had “over 100 middle and high school students spontaneously declare their faith and get baptized” earlier that day.
Although most comments on the Facebook page were positive, the school acknowledged that parents may have wanted to attend.
Renee McLamb, head of school at Northwood Temple, said in a letter to parents that the baptism ceremony had already been scheduled with a specific number of children set to be baptized, with parents in attendance. Several more children, though, felt moved by God and requested to be baptized, McLamb said. The Fayetteville Observer quoted the letter.
The baptisms took place during the school’s Spiritual Emphasis Week.
“Please believe that it was not the intention of any faculty member to do anything…