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Lawsuit over Louisiana’s school policy is dismissed

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Faith Fennidy walks at a news conference outside the offices of the lawyer James Williams, in Metairie, La. The parents of two New Orleans-area school girls have dismissed their lawsuit against a Catholic school, Monday, Sept. 10, about its policy, the ban of hair extensions. Christ the King school rescinded the policy at the end of last month amid allegations that it was discriminatory against black students. The school and the Archdiocese of New Orleans drew widespread online outrage after the video spread of Fennidy with tears in his eyes, leaving the school after being told her hair style violated the policy. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP, File) /The Advocate via AP)

NEW ORLEANS – the Parents of two New Orleans-area school girls have dismissed their lawsuit against a Catholic school about its policy, the ban of hair extensions.

In a notice of dismissal filed in federal court Monday, lawyers for the girls, it should be noted, that the Christ the King Parish School had ended the policy of a decision of the school announced two weeks ago, after a state judge blocked its enforcement.

The school and the Archdiocese of New Orleans drew widespread online outrage after the video spread of the sixth-grader Faith Fennidy with tears in his eyes, leaving the school after being told her hair style violated the policy.

Her mother and the mother of another student filed a state court lawsuit, which was later moved to the federal court.

Neither school officials nor the lawyers for the families, immediately responded to requests for comment Tuesday. Both sides are quiet about the matter in recent weeks and neither has said or one of the girls back to Christ the King or enrolled elsewhere.

Faith brother posted a Facebook video that showed the girl, her braids pulled back and hangs just below the neck, dejectedly leaving the school with the family in the end of August. It consisted of a statement that there were practical reasons for the Belief use of hair extensions.

The video won her rapid recognition, and support of, among other things, a social activist Shaun King on Twitter, and rapper T. I. on Instagram. The P&G brand flew her to New York to attend the Black Girls Rock award show on BET.

Meanwhile, the superintendent of schools for the archdiocese said that they would work with the officials of the school to “create a uniform policy that is sensitive to all races, religions and cultures.”

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