MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Students in central Pennsylvania are suing their public high school, saying they should be allowed to hand out Bibles during lunch.
Members of a Bible club at Mechanicsburg Area High School say the school’s policy on distributing written materials is violating their right to free speech. Pennlive.com reports the students are being represented by the Independence Law Center lawyers Jeremy Samek and Randall Wenger, who say the district’s policy is overly broad.
The school’s policy bans distribution of all literature — religious or otherwise — during school hours.
Mechanicsburg School District Superintendent Mark Leidy didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Independence Law Center is an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, a conservative Christian nonprofit organization. The lawyers are representing the students for free.