Quoting MysticWitchKat:" No it's not."
Quoting RachelRainne:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" How did people know he was praying? ... [snip!] ... it out loud with bis friend but they were doing it quietly. A teacher walked by and asked what they were doing and he told her."I imagine there had to be more to it then that. I've never heard of a school out right suspending unless the students ignored the teacher, and continued, or kept doing it on other days.
Quoting 𝓪utumn𝓪l:" I still think your family should consult a lawyer."
Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:" My daughter was sent to the Principles office for blessing her food at lunch time...It is most def against ... [snip!] ... If they are not involoving anyone else they CAN NOT restrict the persons want to pray. and YES I talked to a laywer about this."
Quoting 𝓪utumn𝓪l:" How is it not? As long as the school wasn't hosting the prayer or no school officials were involved, it IS a violation of his rights."
Quoting MysticWitchKat:" The issue is when it becomes in public places, and causes a disturbance. A personal prayer would be ... [snip!] ... prayer would be protected but standing in the hallway having a prayer group would not. It all boils down to how it's presented."
Quoting MysticWitchKat:" It's only protected if it does not disrupt the general day to day gathering of the school."
Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:" A simple prayer between classes is no more disruptive than kids changing classes. As long as they ... [snip!] ... to hell type of prayer, i see nothing wrong with a group of kids, being reverent and saying a simple prayer between classes."
Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:" I totally agree that its all in how good your lawyer is, and how its presented, probably also helps ... [snip!] ... club in school but allow an athiest one, and then get teachers fired for not supporting the athiest club, thats just messed up."Atheism isn't a religion however. And even thought a lot of atheists can be self righteous smurfs they are not a religion persay. It would be upheald in the state courts, as they always are, but struck down in the federal appeals courts most likely.