Archdiocese says school's hair extension policy rescinded, Lawyers say meeting set for 2 p.m. Tuesday
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lawyers for a New Orleans sixth-grader say they are to meet with Catholic school officials Tuesday afternoon to discuss the school's policy against hair extensions.
Attorneys for Faith Fennidy say in a statement from the Archdiocese of New Orleans school superintendent was wrong when it said the family canceled the meeting. A Monday night statement from the attorneys say it was not canceled, but rescheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Video of Faith walking out of Christ the King school in tears last week drew accusations that the rule targeted black students. A state judge blocked enforcement of the suburban New Orleans school's rule after lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of Faith and another student.