NEW ORLEANS, LA. — Mt. Carmel Academy, a Catholic girls’ school in New Orleans, is facing a disability discrimination lawsuit from one of its alumnus.
Attorney Chris Edmunds is representing the family. He says his client, a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, was turned away by the school because of her disability.
“They told her in so many words not to apply, because she uses a wheelchair, and that they don’t want to have a student in a wheelchair,” said Edmunds.
The child’s mother scheduled her daughter to attend an open house earlier this year. She let the school know her daughter is in a wheelchair and might need special accommodations. Then, she received a voicemail from the school’s president, Sister Camille Anne Campbell.
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