School threatens to drop student from honor society for community service done at church

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology faces a federal lawsuit after reportedly threatening to drop a 17-year-old student from the National Honor Society after she completed her community service at a church, Todd Starnes reports on FOX News & Commentary. With the help of Matt Sharp, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, the unidentified teen has filed a suit against the school for religious discrimination. According to the report, students wishing to be inducted into the National Honors Society must complete 12 hours of community service to earn a membership–the only problem in this case is that, according to the girl’s school district, hours cannot come from a religious organization, therefore invalidating her work…

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