Some parents outside Detroit were questioning a Catholic high school's decision to allow a special room for Muslim students to pray, Fox 2 reported Wednesday.
Brother Rice High School, an all-boys school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, reportedly granted a request from Muslim students to use the religious reflection room throughout the day. Roughly a dozen of the school's 800-plus students are Muslim, according to WXYZ.
One unnamed parent told the news station the room was "unconscionable," arguing that her son's paid Catholic education would be "undermined." Fox 2 reported receiving similar criticism.
Still, many other parents said they had no problem with the prayer room, which administrators said anybody could use, not just Muslim students. One parent, John Everly told Fox 2, "the worst thing is to separate and assume the worst about everyone."