A Roman Catholic school doesn't have to admit a 14-year-old Buddhist girl who says her religious beliefs prevent her from receiving immunizations, a judge ruled.
Sarah Metler was accepted to the St. John Vianney school in Holmdel in January but later was denied admission when the Diocese of Trenton discovered she had not had the shots.Her religious beliefs prevent her from ingesting animal products, including vaccines grown in chicken eggs, she said.
Sarah sought a court order directing the school to admit her, but Superior Court Judge Jack Lintner declined to issue one Tuesday, said lawyer, Edward R. Weinstein.
Weinstein said he did not know whether the girl wants to appeal the ruling or whether she is looking for another school.
A lawyer for the diocese did not return telephone calls seeking comment.