Webber Academy ordered to pay damages to 2 Muslim students over denying prayer at school
Students were told they could not conduct their daily prayers on school grounds
The two students testified they had to try to do their daily prayers in secret, sometimes outside in the snow.
The school says it is appealing the decision.
"We're not discriminating against anybody at the school on the basis of religion," said Neil Webber, the president and founder of Webber Academy.
"We are a non-denominational school. We've operated on that basis for the last 18 years."
At the tribunal, the school argued prayer that requires bowing or kneeling is "too obvious" and may make other students uncomfortable.
It said it wants to create a learning environment that is free of religious influences.
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