Ohio school reverses ban on Amnesty International chapter

NEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio high school is reversing course on a recent decision to suspend a student chapter of Amnesty International.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/24WSSIF ) 17-year-old Ellie Henze recently received an email from New Albany High School Principal Dwight Carter indicating that she can create a student chapter of the human rights organization.

The school suspended the group last month after receiving complaints that the global organization is anti-Semitic.

The decision came after Carter spoke with people on both sides of the debate. Henze says the principal has asked that she along with her parents and an attorney meet with school officials.

Carter emailed a statement to all students and families last week apologizing for comments he made about Amnesty International.

The group’s first meeting is Wednesday.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com