Prayer meetings at school stopped

GEORGETOWN - A South Carolina school district has stopped the prayer meetings a woman had been holding in a school auditorium for a decade.

The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reports Violet Infinger of Georgetown had been praying with students before classes at Georgetown High.

District officials told her last week to stop and also to stop handing out Bible verses on campus.

Assistant superintendent Celeste Pringle says officials heard of the meetings from an attorney from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Infinger was told she could hand out Bible verses, but not on school grounds. She says anyone who wanted a Bible verse could have one, but no one had to take them.

She says there's no time to pray outside the school gate and it would be unsafe.

- The Associated Press