Morgan, et al. v. Plano I.S.D.

May 21, 2010


A 3rd grade boy was told by school officials that he could not include a religious message in his goodie bags that he was bringing to the “Winter Party” to share with his classmates. The student wanted to include the story of the candy cane along with candy cane pens in the goodie bags he and his classmates were encouraged to bring to the school party.
However, school officials prohibited anything that was religious from being in the goodie bags, including the story of the candy cane. Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Morgans, other students and parents suffering religious discrimination at the hands of the district. A federal judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order against Plano ISD to allow students to bring religious items to the “Winter Party.” Currently, we are awaiting a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether they will accept this case. This ongoing case will impact the freedoms of millions of students nationwide.

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