OVIEDO, Fla. — The 5-year-old who said she was told not to pray over her lunch visited the school Monday and identified the staffer in a line-up, her family’s lawyer said.
The girl, Gabriella Perez, re-enacted the prayer in the lunchroom at Carillon Elementary in Oviedo, said lawyer Jeremiah Dys of the Liberty Institute in Texas. Dys said that Gabriella also identified “the exact person who told her praying was wrong.”
School officials would not discuss the meeting but said they have been continuing to investigate what, if anything, occurred.
Neither Dys nor school officials identified the staffer.
In a video posted March 25 on YouTube, the kindergartner said she was stopped from praying over her school lunch by an adult.
The video sparked national media coverage and outraged calls to the school. Principal AnaLynn Jones got several emails saying she would burn in hell, and the receptionist was on the receiving end of at least one offensive phone call, said district spokesman Michael Lawrence.
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