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Prayer rooms are just one way Texas public schools accommodate religious freedom

The Frisco Independent School District has said it didn’t violate any state or federal laws by having a prayer room and that the room is open to students of all faiths.

Classrooms or other areas designated for prayer are not that unusual in public schools. Legally, schools can make accommodations for students who want to practice their faith. 

A classroom used as a prayer room at Liberty High School in Frisco got the attention of the Texas attorney general’s office last week. The office sent a letter raising constitutional concerns about the room. The Frisco superintendent called the letter a "publicity stunt" and said the prayer room has been in use for several years without complaints.

Prayer rooms are just one way public schools in Frisco and across Texas accommodate students and religion. 

Read the full story at KERA News.

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  • Every day at lunch, a handful of teenagers in Frisco, Texas, would pop into room C112, face a whiteboard and kneel for one of their five daily prayers. Last week, top state officials learned about the room — and suddenly Liberty High had a big issue indeed.

  • Gov. Greg Abbott, Attorney General Ken Paxton make pitches for nativity scene.

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