The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a Louisiana school board, alleging officials at one of its public schools harassed a sixth grader because of his Buddhist faith and that the district routinely endorses and encourages such unconstitutional practices, the Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (January 26, 2014).
The lawsuit was filed on January 22 in U.S. District Court in Shreveport on behalf of Scott and Sharon Lane and their three children.
According to the complaint, the Lanes enrolled their son in Negreet High School and he quickly became a target of harassment by school staff. Their son is a lifelong Buddhist of Thai descent.
Superintendent of Schools Sara Ebarb also was named in the lawsuit. The ACLU also asked the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the school system.