Federal Judge Prohibits Student-Led Prayer at Suburban High School Graduation

May 18, 2001

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On May 18, 2001, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "a federal judge has barred student-led prayer at a suburban high school graduation, marking the first time in Washington Community High School's 80-year history that a prayer will not be offered during the ceremony." The judge ruled that prayer at the ceremony would be unconstitutional because the ceremony is "held on school grounds with school resources."

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