Known worldwide for its zeal in distributing Bibles, the group known as the Gideons has called it quits in handing out the book at Meridian elementary schools.

District officials received a letter from Gideon representatives saying they would no longer distribute Bibles at Meridian elementary schools, an administrator said Tuesday.Meridian school officials discussed whether to ban the distribution of Bibles after two families filed complaints last month with the American Civil Liberties Union.