Monday, March 17, 2014

Settlement reached in lawsuit alleging religious persecution of Sabine Parish student

Posted By on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 9:52 AM

A portrait of Jesus hangs over the doors at Negreet High School, a public school in Sabine Parish. On Friday, a lawsuit that been filed against the school and its administrators was settled in U.S. District Court in Shreveport. - ROBIN MAY
  • ROBIN MAY
  • A portrait of Jesus hangs over the doors at Negreet High School, a public school in Sabine Parish. On Friday, a lawsuit that been filed against the school and its administrators was settled in U.S. District Court in Shreveport.


The Sabine Parish school system and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have reached a settlement in the case of a Buddhist sixth-grader whose family alleged he was being persecuted and harassed at his public school regarding his religious views. 

In a February story, The Independent's Walter Pierce profiled the family and the school, where a large portrait of Jesus Christ hangs over the front entrance. 

The case was settled March 14 at U.S. District Court in Shreveport.

Read more about the terms of the settlement at The Ind, as well as on ABC News and in a press release from the ACLU.

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