Update: Pagan Family Sues Union County School

April 14, 2003

Source: Knox News


On April 14, 2003 Knox News reported that "the family of a 14-year-old girl embroiled in a lawsuit with the Union County school system over religious freedom said Sunday they endured years of harassment before taking legal action... India, her older siblings, Tyla and Garrett, and their mother, Sarajane [Tracy], described how years of alleged verbal taunts, veiled threats and then finally physical abuse over their religious differences with other Union County residents prompted them to pull India from Horace Maynard Middle School in 2002... The family filed a federal lawsuit in February alleging the school system violated India's civil rights by promoting and endorsing religious activities, denied her right to freely exercise her religion and failed to protect her from harassment and physical abuse."