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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
COLORADO SPRINGS (Worthy News)-- Christian students at a public high school were told that they could no longer meet to pray, sing religious songs or discuss religious topics during their free time because it violated the Constitution, according to Fox News.
Three years ago Chase Windebank -- a senior at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs -- and his classmates started meeting informally for fellowship in an unoccupied choir room to sing songs and discuss the issues of the day from a religious perspective.
But when Windebank was recently summoned to the office of Assistant Principal James Lucas, he was informed that he and his fellow students could no longer pray during their free time on account of the separation of church and state, according to Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom who is representing Windebank.
Chase could pray before the school day begins, or after the school day ends, but not during the school day, Tedesco told Fox. However, Tedesco still thinks students have the right to pray during the school day and to use their own free time to engage in religious expression.
The school district's attorney said that non-curriculum related groups may only meet during non-instructional time: before 7:45 a.m. when classes begin and after 2:45 p.m. when classes end for the day.