Lawsuit aims to stop daily prayers Lakeside, others

A lawsuit has been filed in federal court against the Webster Parish School Board alleging unconstitutional and widespread promotion of Christianity in schools.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of Christy Cole, a parent of a Webster Parish student, and her daughter, who attends Lakeside Junior and Senior High in Sibley.

The lawsuit alleges “the Webster Parish School District has a longstanding custom, policy, and practice of promoting and inculcating Christian religious beliefs by sponsoring religious activities and conveying religious messages to students, including by broadcasting prayers daily over school


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