CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island are investigating a threatening letter sent to a teenage atheist at the center of a dispute over a high school prayer banner.
The note’s author encourages Ahlquist to leave Rhode Island and says they know her family’s license plate numbers.
Police in Cranston are investigating.
The 16-year-old Ahlquist successfully challenged the constitutionality of a banner at Cranston High School West which contained the words "Our Heavenly Father" and "Amen."
A federal judge in January ordered the banner removed. It was taken down last month after school leaders decided not to appeal.
Attempts to reach Ahlquist were unsuccessful Thursday.