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CROWN: April 2021 - Legal Affairs Office

Staff Attorney Mike Pelot successfully negotiated a MDCR settlement in Rovonya Velazquez, et al vs. Lansing Catholic High School. This case involved the discipline of 4 Black students for kneeling at a high school football game. The settlement reflects the documented efforts of both sides to address the issues raised by the students resulting in a satisfactory resolution to both parties. This included school meetings and discussions, scholarships, and future diversity initiatives.