School lifts ban on clubs after questions over LGBT group

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LAKE LURE, NC (AP) — The board of directors of a Rutherford County public charter school has reversed its ban on student-led clubs, two weeks after complaints about a newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

A news release from the American Civil Liberties Union said the board of Lake Lure Classical Academy voted Monday to establish a new policy requiring K-8 students, but not high school students, to get parental consent to join clubs.

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Board chairman Chris Braund said the board got good advice in making its decision.

The Daily Courier of Forest City had reported that parents, teachers, pastors and concerned citizens voiced various opinions to the club during the school’s regular board meeting on Nov. 12. The board voted 5-3 to suspend all club activity until it could seek legal counsel.

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