ADF steps in against school's unacceptable policy

Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

YAF free speech signConservative students at a New York high school have hit a wall of resistance from an administrator who refuses to allow them to start a conservative student club.

Although there are 33 social and civic clubs at Harrison High School, Luke Wong's application to establish a Young Americans for Freedom group was turned down. Attorney Caleb Dalton of Alliance Defending Freedom reports Wong has actually been turned down repeatedly.

"They've been denied for various reasons, given excuses over and over again," Dalton relays. "So that's why we've sent a demand letter to the high school and to the superintendent in the school district saying, 'You have to treat this high school equally with other clubs.'"

The school's failure to have a written policy regarding student clubs is a major problem.

Dalton

"It's just up to the administrator," Dalton explains. "The assistant principal gets to decide which clubs are recognized and which are not, and that's not constitutional. You can't have one person that just gets to decide is this club worthy of being recognized on campus or not."

ADF has given the Harrison Central School District Board until the end of the month to adopt an acceptable written policy for all schools in the district.

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