Columbia, SC (WLTX)- It is a story that had hundreds of you talking on our Facebook page.
A senior at Irmo High school is suing the school district over a prayer at graduation ceremonies.
We first introduced you to Matthew Neilson Wednesday, as he graduated. His attorney, Aaron Kozloski, says Neilson may not be his only client.
"I have been contacted by other students who've expressed interest in the joining this action as plaintiffs in order to preserve their individual rights at their future graduations. No decisions have been made. Because they are minors presently under age 18, I cannot offer further detail at this time."
This lawsuit has others in the community voicing their opinions.
"I think we need to do more of it, I think the world would be a better place if more people were praying."
"If you don't have a prayerful foundation you really don't have anything to stand on and if that is not what we are teaching our kids you see where our nation is going."
Raven Tarpley, a chaplin at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, says the conversation about religion is and will always be a tough subject.
"I doubt that there will be any swift resolution we have been struggling with this issue since our founding fathers began the conversation a really long time ago and I think it is something that we struggle with as a nation. I think it is good for us to struggle with it... Issues of faith are important now and were to our founding fathers and always will be," said Tarpley.
Superintendent of Richland-Lexington School District 5, Stephen Hefner, released this statement in regards to the lawsuit filed.
"While I am a staunch supporter of the separation of Church and State, I do not believe that Freedom of Religion should be interpreted as requiring Freedom From Religion within the public schools. The decision to offer a prayer at our graduations was initiated by and was offered by students, who in doing so are exercising their Freedom of Religion, with the school district's only involvement being administrative as far as the distribution and counting of the ballots."
In addition to removing prayer from school functions... The suit also asks for monetary damages and attorney fees for the plaintiffs.