School Reverses Course After Threatening to Boot Student From Honor Society Over Church Service Hours
A school is reportedly threatening to kick a 17-year-old student out of the National Honor Society after she completed required community service at a local church rather than a secular organization.
The young woman, who is currently remaining anonymous, is hitting back, claiming sheâ€™s the victim of religious discrimination. The senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, has filed a federal lawsuit to address the matter.
The studentâ€™s issues began in the fall of 2011, when she submitted her service hours for official membership in the National Honor Society, FOX Newsâ€™ Todd Starnes reports. In order to be retain membership, high school students must complete 12 hours, minimum, of service....