Christian student suing Wash. school district

Administrators: Leal's proselytizing, not message, led to suspensions

Michael Leal filed a lawsuit against his school district after he was repeatedly suspended after sharing his Christian beliefs. (KIRO)
Michael Leal filed a lawsuit against his school district after he was repeatedly suspended after sharing his Christian beliefs. (KIRO)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) – An Everett high school student who was suspended for preaching and handing out Christian booklets is suing the school district.

Michael Leal says he was suspended three times in October at Cascade High School in violation of his free speech rights.

KIRO reports school officials say he was suspended for being disruptive, not for the content of his message.

The federal lawsuit was filed Monday in Seattle with the help of the Pacific Justice Institute.

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