LA PLATA, Md. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a Maryland high school’s lesson on Islam during world history class didn’t violate a Christian student’s Constitutional rights.
News outlets report the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that La Plata High School wasn’t endorsing any particular religion with a lecture on Muslim beliefs during the 2014-2015 school year.READ MORE: Memorial Service Announced For Baltimore Firefighters Killed In Collapse
While the student, Caleigh Wood, received a lower grade for refusing to complete the lesson, it didn’t affect her final grade.
Wood’s attorney, Richard Thompson, leads a national Christian nonprofit law firm and plans to seek review.
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The judges’ opinion said court interference would endanger academic freedom.
Charles County schools attorney Andrew Scott says religion is crucial to understanding history.Message In A Bottle From Ocean City Reaches Irish Couple, Sparks Friendship
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