Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Parties Dismiss Suit That Claimed Teacher Punished Student For Nonbelief

WANE News reports that yesterday an Indiana federal district court dismissed, upon agreement of the parties, a suit that was filed in June claiming that a Fort Wayne (IN) elementary school teacher punished a second grade student who allegedly upset classmates by telling them that he did not go to church or believe in God. (See prior posting.)  The case is A.B. v. Meyer, (ND IN). An internal school investigation found that teacher Michelle Meyer acted appropriately and that the complaint in the lawsuit did not accurately reflect what had happened.  The teacher said her concern was that the student did not care about the impact of his words on a fellow student.