ACLU claims victory over students' right to pray

ACLU claims victory over students' right to pray

WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The American Civil Liberties Union announced "a victory for all students" in Webster Parish after a federal judge ruled in their favor.

According to the ACLU, a lawsuit filed on behalf of a parent of a student who attends Lakeside Junior and Senior High schools in Sibley claimed the district promoted religion by broadcasting prayers over the public address system.

The judge filed a consent agreement Friday that requires the district "no longer subject students to school-sponsored Christian prayer, proselytizing, and other religious rituals under the terms".

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