Determining when prayer is permissible in school can be a difficult task. Typically, when thinking about prayer in public schools, many people assume that all forms of prayer are strictly prohibited. However, this is not always the case. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has stated that there is no constitutional principle barring a student from  voluntarily  praying  throughout  the  school  day. Santa  Fe  Independent  School District  v. Doe. Ultimately,  potential  First  Amendment  violations  arise  when  a school official promotes prayer or school resources are utilized to further prayer.

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