Ohio AG Yost Supports Local Religious School Lawsuit Against Lucas Co. Health Dept.

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has submitted a brief with 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Support of Three Christian Schools and Citizens for Community Values ​​(CCV) lawsuit to overturn a Lucas County Board of Health order ending all in-person education for students in grades 7 to 12.

“Arbitrary restrictions limiting in-person instruction for months have inflicted immeasurable harm on children,” wrote Solicitor General to Attorney General Yost, Ben Flowers. “An injunction allowing plaintiffs to provide in-person education will thus advance the state’s compelling interest in ensuring that children of Ohio remain free to pursue a high-quality education.”

Monclova Christian Academy, Emmanuel Christian, St John’s Jesuit and CCV filed a lawsuit in federal court after the Lucas County Health Board blocked schools from hosting in-person training for students in Grades 7 to 12 of 4 December to January 11. After a lower court dismissed the schools‘ request for a preliminary injunction, the schools filed an appeal over Christmas.

The court asked the county board of health to answer the appeal by the end of the work on Tuesday, December 29.

“Attorney General Dave Yost has taken a stand against foolish government orders and for religious freedom for all. It supports the science that says it is safe for children to go to school, and with the Constitution that guarantees that the government cannot inadvertently burden our free exercise of religion. Christians and all people of faith should thank AG Yost for standing up at such a crucial time, ”said Aaron Baer, ​​President of CCV.

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