Family Sues School After Daughter Was Told She Could Not Pray

Family Sues School After Daughter Was Told She Could Not Pray

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Parents of a five-year-old Florida girl say their daughter was told to stop praying over her lunch at an Oviedo school in March.

Marcos Perez says his daughter, Gabriella, was confronted when her head was bowed in prayer.

Perez says he contacted the school's principal who replied, saying children have the right to pray in school.

Perez says "A five-year-old should never be conflicted between prayer and authority."

The family is now suing over the incident.

 "Well, a five-year-old girl was told that she can't pray over her chicken nuggets and macaroni & cheese and that is unacceptable. That violates the first amendment, her constitutional rights," declares Liberty Institute Lawyer, Jeremiah Dys.

The school's response is "At this point we don't feel that we have anything to apologize for. We don't have any information that shows the incident occurred."

A Texas-based religious liberty firm has contacted the Perez family offering to represent them.

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