School Guard's Friday Prayer Accommodated

June 18, 2002

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

On June 18, 2002 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "a Muslim security officer at Olney High School accused the Philadelphia School District yesterday of violating his civil rights by refusing to let him leave campus each Friday afternoon to pray at a mosque... Milton McGriff, a school district spokesman, said officials were considering alternatives for Mattox and other Muslims at the school, such as allowing them to establish a congregation on campus."