Lawsuit: Children wrongfully expelled from church center

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Mecklenburg County couples have sued a Charlotte church, saying its child development center expelled their preschool-aged children after they developed medical conditions.

Media outlets report that a lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Mecklenburg County Superior Court against Calvary Church, a nondenominational evangelical church in South Charlotte.

The lawsuit says the center's director expelled the students after one was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and the other with abdominal migraines.

The lawsuit says the children were discriminated against under the North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act, and that the church should have made "reasonable accommodations" for them under the law.

The church's attorney, Mel Garofalo, says he can't comment on the lawsuit because neither he nor the church has been given a copy of the complaint.