Religious freedom lawsuit against Houston School District settled

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A federal lawsuit filed by the family of student removed from the school band after attending a church service has been settled.

Posted: Dec 24, 2018 1:36 PM

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A federal lawsuit filed by the family of student removed from the school band after attending a church service has been settled.

The family sued the Houston School District after the student was removed from the band in 2015.

They claim the band handbook did not list religious reasons for missing a practice and their daughter asked for an excused absence to attend a service.

The lawsuit says the girl was emotionally distraught after being removed from the band and was shunned by other members of the band

They say her removal violates religious freedom provisions.

A federal judge issued an order Friday stating the lawsuit was dismissed because a settlement had been reached.

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