More Students Join Irmo Prayer Lawsuit
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation announced added plaintiffs to the lawsuit on Monday.
Two additional students have joined a lawsuit against School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties over a prayer spoken at Irmo High School's recent graduation.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, according to a press release from the Wisconsin-based organization, filed an amended complaint Monday in U.S. District Court that added two names to Matthew Nielson, who graduated May 30.
Jacob Zupon, a junior, and Dakota McMillan, a sophomore, have joined the suit, according to the release, saying in the lawsuit that they "reasonably anticipate constitutional injury" similar to Nielson's.
The school allowed the prayer at graduation under a district policy that called for a student vote. Students voted to have a prayer at graduation.
District officials have declined to speak on the lawsuit.