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A Girl With a Diabetic Alert Dog Is Turned Away From School

Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, protection, environment, dogs, children )

- 1683 days ago -
The district says the dog would be "a distraction, scare other children, and aggravate allergies."

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Dawn Barler (5)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:59 am
I think her parents should talk to a lawyer because this sounds illegal as hell to me.

Sandi C (99)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:31 am
I agree with Dawn.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:34 am
I would have told them to go to bloody hell!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:36 am
Dawn has it right. Lawyer up!

Lindsay K (6)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:38 am
What would they have said should a blind student have brought in a guide dog?

Mike M (43)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:42 am
ACLU time and get them school officials on the TV

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:13 am
Noted, thanks.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:27 am
I agree talk to an Attorney.

aj E (164)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 10:23 am
and make sure the school pays for attny fees.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:40 am
noted thanks

Allison C (55)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 12:38 pm
wow I don't even know how to comment on this!! agree lawyer up!

Justin M (2)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:42 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:50 pm
I don't think so, teach!!

Kay M (347)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:59 pm

Sheila D (194)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 2:32 pm
Get a lawyer, unless the school district is willing to pay a nurse t stay with her every minute she's on school property. There are too many variables and is the school really willing to take the chance of a lawsuit later on??

. (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 3:09 pm
Playing both sides...yes, the school agreed to the dog. The reason for him I understand, yet, we have 4 diabetics in my school without a dog - they are all under the age of 6. They see the nurse 3x a day, and they each have a personal aid.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 4:59 pm
noted that school is just crap!!!!!!!!

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:27 pm
Dawn Barler (4) Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:59 am
I think her parents should talk to a lawyer because this sounds illegal as hell to me.

Of course It's illegal to turn away a service dog...

I posted a petition for service dogs and diabetes in the news area here. I had never heard of it before I posted it. i'm so excited this girl has one but I am infuriated over the fact that they feel It was OK to turn them away.........Pissed off beyongd words and of course there's got to be a law suit pending here. There must be one for this.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION UNDER MY NAME IN THE NEWS AREA FOR THESE SERVICE DOGS. I can't believe I never heard of this before and it is needed so bad. I could use a service dog so bad for stopping me heading into comas and giving notice of low blood sugar that can kill.

TY Cher! I hope you wont be mad that I'm going to post the link to the petition for service dogs being trained to help diabtics. PLEASE email me if it upsets you for real.

So many do not understand how serious it is whe you get low blood sugar and what can happen to you. This school is insane . They are suppose to educate and could have used this as a great example to help educate all the students, teachers, faculty, etc...... ***Instead they pulled an uneducated and I'm sure illegal move.

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:31 pm
PLEASE NOTE AND SIGN??!! Thank You so much In Advance..

Commend Program That Trains Dogs to Aid Diabetics

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 7:46 pm
I'm not even sure the family would have to put up a retainer for this kind of situation??!!

If the lawyer knows the law there and believes in the care or that there is a case, they may not charge a fee until it's won. This is actually a severe situation. You cannot just remove a service animal. Introduce the sitiation and the dog would most likely have a sign on it saying don't talk to me or touch me .I am in servicer. BUT this can be introduced to all students so they are aware and the allergy issue has never been good enough to stop service animals in the past.,


Again,cher let me know if i bothered you by posting the petition info.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:31 pm
Such shortsightedness, sad to see that some do not realize the benefits of these marvellous dogs.

Elisa F (235)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:57 pm
Thanks, Cher.

Sherri G (128)
Friday September 13, 2013, 4:15 am
What in the hell is wrong with the staff at this school? This child can only attend school because of her very special dog. Maybe this staff needs to start over in school. TY Cher Noted.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:56 pm
If someone needs a service dog nobody should turn them away...and in a first world country! I thought that maybe it was in some back of beyond place but its not..very strange..this is the second one in the last few days that ive heard of.

Sara P (57)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:46 am
I also think that this is not legal, no way, how is possible that the staff of the school is doing something like this? But really???? :(((((
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