Lawsuit by Student-Teacher Against School Over Pentagram

March 31, 2000

Source: The Courier-Journal

On March 31, 2000, The Courier-Journal reported that Brandi Lehman, a senior at Elwood Community High School in Indiana, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Elwood Community School Corp. for forcing her to stop participating in a student-teaching program because she wore a pentagram. Jacquelyn Bowie, attorney for the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, is defending Lehman in her case. Bowie stated: "They [the school] can't ban it unless they show it's going to cause a disturbance, and they haven't done that."