(New York Daily News) A God-fearing city teacher earned a slap on the wrist for ordering her students to kneel and pray to Jesus, education officials said.

Michelle Schindelheim, of Bronx Middle School 301, drew the attention of investigators in March 2011, after students complained that she was forcing them to pray to God instead of teaching them to read.

Students told investigators that just before Christmas 2010 the English as a Second Language instructor stopped class and told students “they were going to talk to God.”

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