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Fayette Superintendent Speaks on Prayer Club Lawsuit

Posted by Warren Krech on November 25, 2013

A national group is suing the Fayette schools, claiming a teacher led an unconstitutional prayer group in the classroom. Superintendent Tamera Kimball isn’t commenting specifically on the lawsuit yet, but says the district will “vigorously defend” itself.

“The district is mindful of the first amendment rights of its students and staff members. Its board of education has adopted policies has adopted policies which specifically address the First Amendment protections afforded to students and staff members,” says Kimball.

The American Humanist Association filed the lawsuit last week. It claims a teacher led a prayer group in her classroom after buses arrived, but before classes started for the day. The high school principal also announced the meetings over the building intercom.

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