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Prayer Ban For Suburban School District Events

Dec 11, 2015

A northern Illinois school district is banning "team prayers" at high school sporting events after a Wisconsin-based organization complained about the practice. Naperville Community Unit School District 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges says he will enact a ban on coach-led prayer at all Naperville Central High School and Naperville North High School student athletic events.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint this week after seeing a photo appearing to show Naperville Central High School kneeling in prayer before a Nov. 14 game against Waubonsie Valley High School.  

An attorney for the organization replied in a letter to Bridges that the ban doesn't ``go far enough'' to assure religious rituals are kept out of district-sponsored or sanctioned events.