Kindergartner allegedly told she’s ‘not allowed to pray’ at school

04/01/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Florida – A 5-year-old kindergarten student says a teacher stopped her from praying during school lunch. As reported by Yahoo News, the young girl who attends Carillon Elementary School is stated to have told her family that she bowed her head to pray leading the teacher to remark “You’re not allowed to pray.”

Marcos Perez, the father of the girl, posted a video on YouTube about the exchange, which the family says occurred during the week of March 10.

Seminole County Public School officials say the cafeteria staff questioned by Carillon Elementary’s principal, AnaLynn Jones did not recall the interaction with the child.

Michael Lawrence, the communications officer for Seminole County Schools, is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “The situation as stated by the parent has not occurred according to the school’s investigation…We’re dealing with very young children here so there’s quite a bit of an opportunity for miscommunication to occur. The timing and the issues were very odd considering that the first thing that happened was that a video was done, it was on YouTube.”

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