A registered sex offender has filed a lawsuit against the school board and a deputy in Stafford, County, Virginia, claiming his First Amendment rights were violated when he was kicked out of a meeting.
Melvin Allen was convicted in 2004 of attempting to take indecent liberties with children in an online chat room. He served 30 days in jail. As a registered sex offender, Allen is prohibited from being on a school campus.
In 2016, a school in Stafford County asked Allen to pick up his sick grandson from school. A deputy issued a no trespass order soon after and reminded Allen he was barred from school property.