A public school in Jefferson, South Carolina, drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union and another group after it held a Christian rap concert for students there during normal school operating hours and on school property.

The ACLU says it received complaints about what it describes as a serious constitutional violation at the New Heights Middle School in Chesterfield County.

“The school event aimed to convert students to Christianity by encouraging them to accept Jesus Christ into their hearts,” said the ACLU on its website. The religious assembly on Sept. 1 featured the rapper B-SHOC, who performed for sixth, seventh and eight graders as they swayed to the rhythm and waved their arms in a darkened gymnasium, according to videos of the event posted online.

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