The parents of a Missouri middle school student said a teacher told their 12-year-old son he could not read his Bible while in class.

Fox4KC.com reported that Loyal Grandstaff said he decided to bring the Bible to school before the Christmas break so he could read it during his free time. But the seventh grader said his teacher told him it wasn't allowed.

"I feel like it violated his freedom of religion but also his freedom of speech," Justin Grandstaff, the boy's dad, said.

The principal at Bueker Middle School in Marshall, which is east of Kansas City, said Bibles are not banned from the school and he will look into the allegations.