This is an outrage!
12-year-old Andrew Stevens and his family saved $20,000 and waited two years for his new trained service dog, Alliya, in hopes that he could return to public school.
Unfortunately, the Stevens family's hopes have been dashed since Fort Belvoir Elementary rejected their request to have the dog accompany Andrew to school.
Andrew suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, which causes multiple types of seizures uncontrollable by medication.
Alliya, a German Shepard, would not only be able to alert people if Andrew were to have a seizure, but is also trained to sense when a seizure is coming.
The school insists Alliya does not meet the requirements for a service dog and therefore is not allowed to accompany Andrew on school property.
Sounds like a bunch of nonsense to us!
If this is what Andrew needs to return to a normal life in public school, then we think he should be allowed that opportunity.
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