The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says it has filed a complaint with Catoosa County Schools.

The group claims a concerned parent contacted them about prayer at Ringgold High School's graduation ceremony last month.

The group says the Supreme Court has ruled that prayer at school-sponsored events violates the constitution, and the school district has ignored previous complaints.

Schools Superintendent Denia Reese responded on Monday with the following statement:

Superintendent Denia Reese said, Catoosa County Public Schools has not received a complaint from the Freedom from Religion Foundation at this time.  We understand from the news station that this organization has made a complaint about student-led prayer at a graduation ceremony.  Graduation ceremonies are planned and led by students.  If and when the system receives a complaint, the system’s attorney will thoroughly research the allegations, and when he has completed this research he will respond to the Freedom from Religion Foundation explaining how our students can continue to develop graduation programs and lead the ceremonies.

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