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AHA vs. Greenville Schools Lawsuit

U.S. District Court judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr. was crystal clear Tuesday morning on his denial of a preliminary injunction motion by the American Humanist Association against the Greenville County School District.

"This is what you call, in my opinion, making a mountain out of a molehill," said Anderson.

The AHA had brought a lawsuit against the school district after they sent two letters requesting the district cease holding Mountain View Elementary School's fifth grade graduation ceremony in Turner Chapel. In addition to the location, the lawsuit alleges the graduation included two prayers in the program.

The AHA says those actions violate the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution, but on the evidence presented so far, Judge Anderson disagreed.

"Frankly, I'm very upset with the way you have proceeded with this case," Anderson said Tuesday while addressing the plaintiff's attorney, Aaron Kozloski.

Attorneys for both sides requested 90 days to reconvene on the judgement of the case, but judge Anderson pressed them to come back sooner.

Tune in to News 13 this evening for more on this developing story.


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