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Texas school district criticized for prayer at staff event


September 29, 2017

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A nonprofit has criticized a school district in northeast Texas for leading a prayer during a mandatory staff assembly.

Three people, including a district employee, filed complaints with the Freedom From Religion Foundation after McKinney Independent School District's August assembly, where district Superintendent Rick McDaniel led the group in prayer, The Dallas Morning News reported . Officials of the nonprofit said the district violated its obligation to remain neutral on religious matters.

The establishment clause of the First Amendment bans public schools from...

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