Indiana School District Halts Teacher-led Prayers

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The Vigo County School Corporation in Terre Haute, Indiana, is telling teachers and other staff they can't lead prayers during school-sponsored events.

A letter from the school district's attorney said all of the district's principals have been told "that teacher-led prayer with students present will cease, as it is prohibited by the Constitution and should not be allowed."

The move comes after the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint against the district in May after a teacher opened an awards banquet with prayer.

The group said public school teachers must be religiously neutral while at work.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Dan Tanoos said he'll "continue to allow student-led prayer when they choose to do so."

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