WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal over the sale of a Detroit-area school for a mosque and Islamic community center.
In an order released Saturday, the court said a September decision by the appeals court in favor of the Farmington School Board will stand.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
The Islamic Cultural Association bought the vacant Eagle Elementary School in West Bloomfield Township in 2011 for $1.1 million. The school sits on prime property at 14 Mile and Middlebelt roads.READ MORE: Dearborn Homecoming Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
Some residents sued, claiming the deal was somehow corrupt and hidden from the public. An Oakland County judge and the appeals court have said critics have no standing to sue.
The Islamic association has said opponents are unfairly targeting people over their Muslim faith. The West Bloomfield Planning Commission has not taken action on the proposed mosque.MORE NEWS: Huron Valley Students Will Not Be Allowed To Carry Backpacks To High School Classrooms, Officials Say
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