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When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton learned that Muslim students at a high school in Frisco were using an empty classroom to pray, his office raised the alarm. Liberty High School has set aside a spare classroom for students to pray in for the last seven years. Muslim students use the room to observe Friday prayers. In a letter sent to Frisco school district superintendent Jeremy Lyon on behalf of Paxton’s office on Friday, Deputy Attorney General Andrew Leonie raised concerns that the prayer room was reserved only for Muslim students to the exclusion of those from other faiths. “It appears that students are being treated differently based on their religious beliefs,” Leonie wrote.... Full story

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