POSTED: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 4:56pm
UPDATED: Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 10:13pm
KENTUCKY - Police are called to a Kentucky school to deal with a group of praying students.
The group of 8th-graders in lexington, gathered at lunch to pray for a fellow student whose mother was killed in a traffic accident earlier this week.
The students say, they chose lunch because they are allowed to pray during "non-instructional" time.
They allege, school officials told them to stop praying.
The students say, when they refused, administrators called the police.
Student James Rinkin says, "They were like forcing to call the cops on us for defiance and stuff like that, and all we wanted to do was pray for a kid who lost his mom."
The school's Superintendent told reportersm, administrators had no problem with the kids praying.
They say, their concern was that the students would be late for class.
They also told reporters, they've never threatened to arrest the group.