‘School Prayer Zone’ signs are not approved by South Carolina, but remain legal

School prayer zone signs in South Carolina. (WIS) via WTHR

Greenville News. The recently spotted signs near Richland County schools saying “School Prayer Zone” did not get approval from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), state officials said Thursday.

“SCDOT did not approve the signs,” South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said in a news release.

Despite that, the signs are legal.

SCDOT said the signs near Blythewood High School are on “private church property … outside of the highway rights of way,” making them legally permitted, WIS reported.

The signs show a female and male figures kneeling in prayer, accompanied by a smaller sign that says “School Prayer Zone.”

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