Complaint ends teacher prayer in Indiana district

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they can

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they can't lead prayers during school-sponsored events.

The decision by the Vigo County School Corp. in Terre Haute follows a complaint made to the Freedom from Religion Foundation in May about a teacher leading a prayer to start a school awards banquet.

District superintendent Dan Tanoos tells the Tribune-Star that he'll continue to allow student-led prayers at events. He says he has previously allowed the teacher-led prayers but has to live within the law.

Freedom from Religion Foundation attorney Sam Grover says the group sent a letter to the school district because it believes public school teachers must remain neutral toward religion while in their official capacity.


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