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June 27, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge Thursday refused to order Mission Viejo High School to allow about 40 Bible club members to meet on campus, an attorney in the case said. Superior Court Judge Dennis S. Choate rejected the request by a 16-year-old Mission Viejo student, Justin Vanschoick, for an injunction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge Thursday refused to order Mission Viejo High School to allow about 40 Bible club members to meet on campus, an attorney in the case said. Superior Court Judge Dennis S. Choate rejected the request by a 16-year-old Mission Viejo student, Justin Vanschoick, for an injunction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
The Irvine Unified School District has closed the final chapter in the case of Melissa Fontes, the former Woodbridge High School cheerleader who sued the district four years ago after she was dropped from the pep squad for failing a chemistry class. Responding to an August state Supreme Court decision, the school board Tuesday ended its no-fail policy, which was found to be discriminatory by the court because it did not apply to athletes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1996
A 16-year-old youth sued Saddleback Valley Unified School District officials on Tuesday alleging they violated his constitutional rights by not allowing the formation of a Christian athletes club on campus. In the suit filed in Orange County Superior Court, attorneys for Justin Vanschoick said officials at Mission Viejo High School and the district denied the student's request that a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club be created and allowed to meet at school during "noninstructional time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Mater Dei High School student has dropped a sexual-molestation lawsuit against Msgr. Michael Harris, a well-known Orange County priest who was principal when the alleged misconduct took place in the 1970s. On Thursday, lawyers filed a one-page form in Orange County Superior Court seeking to drop Harris from the lawsuit filed by David A. Price, the former student. William M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1996
A 16-year-old youth sued Saddleback Valley Unified School District officials on Tuesday alleging they violated his constitutional rights by not allowing the formation of a Christian athletes club on campus. In the suit filed in Orange County Superior Court, attorneys for Justin Vanschoick said officials at Mission Viejo High School and the district denied the student's request that a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club be created and allowed to meet at school during "noninstructional time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a show of support for a Ventura High School teacher who is suing two of her students, fellow educators have set up a fund to help pay her legal fees, school officials said. Sue McEwen, an English teacher, filed a lawsuit in December against juniors Matthew Lee and Cliff Hawthorne, whom she accused of stealing and duplicating a rubber signature stamp she uses to validate homework assignments. "There has been a tremendous amount of support for Sue McEwen.
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September 12, 1995 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Room 120-South of Campbell County High School, Andy Bray launched a campaign two years ago against his Spanish teacher, Fran Cook. He yelled. Red-faced and clench-jawed, he furiously snapped pencils in two. Asked to use a vocabulary word in a sentence, he chose matar --to murder--and said he'd "kill the cook." There was never a lull in his behavior. But on the second floor of the Campbell County Courthouse last month, Senora Cocina-- as her classes call her--got the last word.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1996 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Mater Dei High School student has dropped a sexual-molestation lawsuit against Msgr. Michael Harris, a well-known Orange County priest who was principal when the alleged misconduct took place in the 1970s. On Thursday, lawyers filed a one-page form in Orange County Superior Court seeking to drop Harris from the lawsuit filed by David A. Price, the former student. William M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1996 | MIGUEL HELFT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a show of support for a Ventura High School teacher who is suing two of her students, fellow educators have set up a fund to help pay her legal fees, school officials said. Sue McEwen, an English teacher, filed a lawsuit in December against juniors Matthew Lee and Cliff Hawthorne, whom she accused of stealing and duplicating a rubber signature stamp she uses to validate homework assignments. "There has been a tremendous amount of support for Sue McEwen.
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September 12, 1995 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Room 120-South of Campbell County High School, Andy Bray launched a campaign two years ago against his Spanish teacher, Fran Cook. He yelled. Red-faced and clench-jawed, he furiously snapped pencils in two. Asked to use a vocabulary word in a sentence, he chose matar --to murder--and said he'd "kill the cook." There was never a lull in his behavior. But on the second floor of the Campbell County Courthouse last month, Senora Cocina-- as her classes call her--got the last word.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
The Irvine Unified School District has closed the final chapter in the case of Melissa Fontes, the former Woodbridge High School cheerleader who sued the district four years ago after she was dropped from the pep squad for failing a chemistry class. Responding to an August state Supreme Court decision, the school board Tuesday ended its no-fail policy, which was found to be discriminatory by the court because it did not apply to athletes.
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