Group Says Emanuel County School Leaders Settle Lawsuit, School Prayer Stopped

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Swainsboro, GA – According to a release from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a lawsuit with the Emanuel County School District in Swainsboro, Georgia after the disctrict stopped teacher-led prayer and proselytization in its public schools.

The release also says, “After a concerned family encountering teacher-led prayer in kindergarten and first grade classrooms contacted the national state/church watchdog, FFRF sent a letter in August 2014 to the school district.”

According to the group, no changes were made to halt the “illegal activity”.

To read the full release, click here.

We have not heard from the school district, yet, on the matter.

FFRF filed the suit in federal court on Monday, February 9th in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia’s Statesboro’s Division on behalf of two children at Swainsboro Primary School, in Emanuel County. The suit said the students were being asked to leave the classroom during daily prayer. The suit also said teachers encouraged prayer and violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Emanuel County Schools’ superintendent, as well as Swainsboro Primary School faculty members, were listed as defendants in the suit.

Read The Lawsuit Documents

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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