A conservative legal group that defends religious freedoms has sued the Loomis Union School District, complaining that campus officials violated a sixth-grader’s free-speech rights by scolding her for sharing religious fliers with two friends during the lunch hour without permission.
The Pacific Justice Institute lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento also names Superintendent Gordon Medd, Loomis Basin Charter School and two campus administrators. It alleges the 12-year-old girl was called to the principal’s office four times in one day and required to “write out an incident report to confess what she had done.”
The girl, identified only as K.C., was instructed by the principal to turn over her fliers and scolded for bringing them to school “because the content is religious and … had not been approved by the school district,” according to the November lawsuit filed by the Sacramento-based group. The lawsuit said the girl was also told “not to talk about religion at school.”