ACLU demands Lincoln County school stop prayers - - Jackson, MS

ACLU demands Lincoln County school stop prayers

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding that a south Mississippi school district stop having prayers and religious activities at games and other events.

The ACLU and the ACLU of Mississippi sent a demand letter Wednesday to the Lincoln County School District.

The letter says West Lincoln Attendance Center, a school for kindergarten to 12th grade in Lincoln County, violates the U.S. Constitution by incorporating prayer and other religious messages into school functions.

Superintendent Terry Brister says Wednesday that religious activities aren't allowed at public schools, but he wants to find out if it's happening and to what extent before commenting further or responding to the ACLU.

The letter said the school should tell the ACLU how it plans to address the issue by Oct. 26.

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