The parents of two girls sent home from a Terrytown Catholic school last month because of their hair extensions have dropped their lawsuit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the school.
Documents filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans indicate the lawsuit, which claimed that the ban on hair extensions unfairly and disproportionately affected black students, was dismissed on Monday at the request of the plaintiffs.
The girls' case garnered national attention last month when a video was posted to Instagram of sixth-grader Faith Fennidy leaving Christ the King Parish School in tears after being told her hair broke the school's new policy.
A day later, the school dismissed a second student, Tyrielle Davis, for the same reason.
The archdiocese refused to comment on the situation Tuesday and would not say whether the girls have returned to school.
A call to the families' lawyer was not returned, and the girls' parents, Montrelle Fennidy and Toyonita Parquet, could not be reached for comment.
The families met with school officials and the archdiocese on Aug. 28 but left without speaking to reporters waiting outside and haven't commented since.
The two sides had originally been scheduled to meet on Aug. 27, but that meeting didn't happen and each party issued a news release offering conflicting accounts of what went wrong.
The families' attorney, James Williams, said the family had made clear it could not meet that day, though the archdiocese disputed that.
In its Aug. 27 statement, the archdiocese said it had rescinded the hair policy within a couple of days after the girls were dismissed and that they had been free to return to classes for much of the time they had been out of school.
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In a common legal move, Christ the King Parish School and the Archdiocese of New Orleans have removed a lawsuit over the school’s hair policy …
Outrage erupted on social media and other online sites against the school and the archdiocese when the video surfaced of Fennidy tearfully leaving school after being told her hairstyle broke the rules.
Her mother and the mother of the other student subsequently filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, which was then moved to New Orleans' federal courthouse.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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