'Prayer Zone' signs crop up near South Carolina schools

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BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — "School Prayer Zone" signs are cropping up near some schools in South Carolina.

News outlets report the white and fluorescent green signs show two figures kneeling in prayer, their hands clasped above the words "2 Chronicles 7:14." The Bible verse promises those who pray and "turn from their wicked ways" will be forgiven.

The $714 signs by nonprofit Christ Teens can be seen in several counties and resemble official signs by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. The agency says it didn't approve the signs, but they're legal as they sit on private property and are outside the highway rights of way.

Nonprofit director and founder Vanessa Frazier says she came up with the idea in 2016 and has been working out the details with the state agency ever since.

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