School board banned ‘The Lord’s Prayer,’ then students interrupt ceremony to do this (VIDEO)
The senior class was not happy with the breaking of the longstanding tradition, so they took matters into their own hands. In defiance of the school board and the Freedom from Religion Foundation, the students stood up and recited the famous prayer, which begins, “Our Father who art in heaven,” just after their class valedictorian, Jonathan Montgomery, welcomed the crowd to the graduation, according to Fox News.
“It was totally spontaneous, apparently something the kids wanted to do. I had no knowledge of it. The crowd seemed to support it,” East Liverpool Superintendent Melissa Watson said told The Intelligencer according to the Washington Times.