SC high school approves prayer for students

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina high school says students will be able to pray on campus, if they follow some new rules.

Multiple media outlets reported the Georgetown County School District announced procedures Tuesday that will allow for a prayer club.

Georgetown High School last week had stopped a longtime practice where a woman was handing out religious literature to students on campus and inviting students to pray before classes started.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State had complained about the practice.

School superintendent Randy Dozier says prayer will be allowed if the club allows any student to participate, obtains a faculty sponsor and has all club activities led by students. The club can meet for prayer before school but must not distribute unapproved materials.

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