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A conservative law group has announced legal action against a Christian child’s school for failing to take an alleged bullying incident seriously.
The student, 14, alleges he was mocked by teachers and students at Mater Academy for his open practice of Christianity. Dhillon Law Group, the firm representing the student, specifically claims the teenager was mocked by his science teacher in front of other students for his faith. He was also falsely accused of planning a shooting at a school by fellow students, which law enforcement took seriously until they determined the report was a prank.
“Imagine being falsely accused of threatening to shoot a school. Law enforcement concluded he was being framed by classmates, but that didn’t stop many parents from spreading the false accusation online,” said Matthew Sarelson, partner at Dhillon Law Group.
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The student was suspended for 10 days following the charges, and Sarelson says those who made the false statements were not punished.
The student also carried a Bible with him to school, which was the source of much teasing, according to the lawsuit. Dhillon Law Group says the school broke several laws by failing to protect the student and ignoring requests from parents to investigate the harassment.
The student “is going through something no American should ever have to go through,” said Harmeet K. Dhillon, managing partner of the Dhillon Law Group.
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She continued, “This is a flagrant violation of her First Amendment rights is another example of how extreme so many people in our education system have become.”
Mater Academy did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on the lawsuit.