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Student Sues CCSD, School For Not Allowing Anti-Abortion Club

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A student is suing her Las Vegas high school and the Clark County School District for denying her bid to start an anti-abortion club on campus.

Attorneys filed the lawsuit Thursday in Nevada's federal court on behalf of student Angelique Clark.

The West Career & Technical Academy junior argues her school and the district violated the Equal Access Act and the First Amendment.

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The lawsuit takes issue with school rules that clubs have "wide community approval."

Attorneys sent the district a letter demanding the club be approved but say they received no response.

The lawsuit also names the district's superintendent, the school's principal and assistant principal.

The district says it doesn't comment on pending litigation. In May, a district spokeswoman said the proposed club didn't have a required faculty adviser.