Woodland Park School District lifts ban against former employee, but ACLU will continue its lawsuit

The Colorado Sun: A former Woodland Park School District employee who was banned from all district property and events after being kicked out of a June 14 school board meeting is now allowed to return to school grounds, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado said Monday.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Teller County school district Thursday, alleging that the district’s move to ban Logan Ruths from district property and events for more than a year violated his constitutional rights to freedom of expression under the state and federal constitutions. The organization asked the court to immediately remove the banishment order, insisting that a comment made by Ruths at the school board meeting that led to him being removed was “brief and harmless.”

The district responded Friday by ending the banishment order, according to the ACLU.

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