The U.S. Attorney's Office said it is reviewing a complaint that a Muslim school's constitutional rights were violated when it sought to build a school earlier this year.
The request by the Michigan Islamic Academy to construct a school in Pittsfield Township in Washtenaw County was turned down by township trustees in October. The institution wants to expand the school on land it owns in the township. Township officials said the request for a zoning change by the school was turned down because of neighbors' concerns over traffic congestion.
A rezoning request was needed because the school would be built in a residential area. The 200-pupil school is on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor.