School district sued over 1st grade Bible class


South Bend - An Indiana first-grader and his mother are accusing his school district of violating the Constitution by teaching the Bible in a classroom during school hours.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit against the Fairfield Community Schools district in Elkhart County on Tuesday in federal court in South Bend on behalf of the pair, who aren't named in court documents.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday with the district.

The suit alleges the boy was left unsupervised in the hallway when his mother opted him out of a weekly 20-minute Bible class at New Paris Elementary School. He later was sent to the school

The suit says the boy is being deprived of educational instruction during the Bible class.

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