Group complains about prayer at Texas school

Monday, June 17, 2013

BEAUMONT, Texas  — a

The Beaumont Enterprise ( reports Saturday the letter was dated June 3 and addressed to Lumberton Independent School District Superintendent John Valastro. The letter says a “serious violation” of the First Amendment occurred when the principal of the district’s early childhood department led the prayer.

The organization says in the letter it was contacted by a parent.

Attorney Curtis Soileau says the district has not yet responded to the letter but takes it seriously.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled several times that prayer in public schools is unconstitutional.