According to CNN, Rev. Dan Reehill, the pastor of St. Edward Catholic School, send an email to school staff explaining his reasoning for removing the books from the school’s library. He says the spells in the books are real.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true,” he says. “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 texts.”

Ultimately, the school says it is not discouraging children from engaging with the texts, it just will not provide the texts to be read.

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