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ACLU sues Santa Rosa schools

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The ACLU of Florida has filed suit against the Santa Rosa school system in the Panhandle on behalf of two high school students who claim the district has consistently promoted and endorsed religion in the schools.

In a press release, the organization states "graduation ceremonies during the past five years at Central, Jay, Milton, Navarre and Pace High Schools have included prayers by students – often members of groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes or the Christian World Order. The graduation ceremonies at Santa Rosa Adult School and Santa Rosa Learning Academy also have included prayers." School officials also injected their own religious beliefs in other activities, too, the group contends.

To see the full complaint, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]

    

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