Settlement reached in suit over SC religious rally

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - The Chesterfield County School District has approved an agreement ending a federal court lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

District spokesman Ken Buck says the district board Thursday night agreed to settle the lawsuit claiming public schools unconstitutionally promoted religion with a middle school assembly featuring a Christian rapper and youth evangelist.

Buck said the board wanted to make it clear that it intends to abide by the constitutional principle of separation of church and state while also allowing permissible exercise of religion by staff, students and all citizens.

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