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    Service Dog Debate

    Can you believe the selfishness of these parents?!?

    There's a battle brewing in a Portsmouth school over a dog_the classroom.

    The dog is there for medical reasons, but many parents don't think the dog should be in the_school at all.


    Six-year old Christopher has cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that, in his case, causes seizures. He attends Churchland Primary and Intermediate School with Mr. Hope, his seizure response dog that senses Christopher's oncoming seizures and alerts a nearby parent or teacher.


    But many parents of other students at the school say_the dog_must go. Eight-six parents have signed a petition calling for Mr. Hope to be removed from the school of 650 students.


    They say the dog aggravates their children's allergies, shaking his body and spreading pet dander all over the school...even in the cafeteria where there's food present. The parents say their children are sneezing more, scratching more, coughing more.


    But Mr. Hope will stay, it's the law.


    In a letter home to parents, E. Anne Horne, the school's principal wrote:



    The service dog is medically necessary. Federal law protects the right of the student to be accompanied by the service dog in public places.


    The parents tell WAVY News 10 they may seek legal action to have the dog removed.
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    That is unbelievable. I think a few kids sneezing is a fair price to pay for a kid being saved from a major seizure.

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    Originally posted by Soledad
    That is unbelievable. I think a few kids sneezing is a fair price to pay for a kid being saved from a major seizure.
    And how on earth do they think they're going to get around the persons with disabilities act? There's a reason for that act. So stupid people like this can't discriminate against disabled persons. Good grief!
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    I have a child with disabilities from a malignant brain tumor and I say THANK GOD for the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADD). If it weren't for those laws, disabled persons would be discriminated in every aspect of life.

    The parents that are screaming about having the dog removed have no idea what it's like to have a child with disabilities. And I'll bet you ANYTHING that if it were THEIR child, they'd fight for their rights.

    Stupid, stupid people!!!

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    It's so sad that people have become so selfish and amoral that they're willing to go to these lengths.

    I can't imagine these parents will get any kind of favorable press.

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    I have suffered from allergies all my life.
    Was their a child in the class who is so allergic to dogs,
    that it puts them in medical danger?
    (Children with everyday animal allergies
    simply do not touch or go near
    the dog and someone can simply vacuum)
    I can't even comment on the selfishness
    of those parents.


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    With all the allergy medications/air filters available today, I can't believe that is even a legitimate excuse to put someone else's life in danger. Service dogs are amazing animals and have very right to be wherever they are needed.

    I have a friend who has horrible allergies to dogs...yet she has two of her own, teaches freestlye and other trianing classes, and ironically, is currently training a service dog...

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    If it's such a crisis have the kid transferred to a different classroom for God's sake...it's not rocket science. I agree it's the law and the stupid parents are going to have to deal with it. I hope they take it to court and end up paying out the nose for court costs as the judge laughs them out of court. How dumb do you have to be?


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    That is just so sick. They are complaining about their kids allergies, and how they should be treated - but I guess Cerebral Palsy doens't count as a condition as annoying as allergies???? What a crock.. I really hope those parents are told to take a hike..

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    I really dislike people that think that just because some students are sneezing they can put anothers life in danger...

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    Originally posted by Nomilynn
    .. I really hope those parents are told to take a hike..
    and maybe they'll get their arm stuck under a rock, run out of water then.......

    it goes back to people 'wanting the best for their kids'

    instead of trying to reason, they look for the 'sue at all costs'/
    "my poor child, i want the best for them" mentality to get things done.....


    it shows just how stupidly selfish people are these days....ME
    ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME
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    and i bet these parents are the same people who BBQ, drive SUVs
    burn trash on the property, use all the chemicals to clean the house, wash the car, Still have asbestos insulation in their homes......

    there should be a TFB law, it will be based on common sense and
    the penalty for the stupidity will be your pic and a huge headline saying INTOLERANT MORONS OF THE WEEK...



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    Very well said Richard! And we wonder why our kids are so selfish...monkey see monkey do.

    My roomie at school was just talking about that today. My student teacher showed my careers class Wizard of Oz and gave them a worksheet about handling hardships, conflict resolution, etc and they complained that they didn't want to watch the movie. Rachel said, they are so incredibly ungrateful. She used the example of the kid that gets a candy bar from the teacher and says they don't like that kind give me somthing else.


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    Originally posted by mugsy
    My student teacher showed my careers class Wizard of Oz and gave them a worksheet about handling hardships, conflict resolution, etc and they complained that they didn't want to watch the movie.

    But offer them a movie like austin powers and they'll step all over themselves to see it..

    I'd say 'uffda' all them time in front of my GF, the GF picked it up and when her grandkids heard this and thought, 'if grandma says it.......'

    the girls went home-my GF was called later and lambasted for 'teaching' the GKs 'dirty words'!!!! Yet those same kids were allowed to watch the austin powers movie.......those kids could QUOTE LINES FROM THE MOVIE -- not the benign stuff either..

    later we were baby sitting at the daughter's house and the kid went to turn on the telly, she wanted to watch that same movie-when i told my GF that i was not comfortable with the kids watching the movie i was told it was, "o.k., their mom lets them watch it..."

    (i like racy humor but i just didn't care for that movie)...the adult humor in that movie is o.k. for adults - but for 5-6 year old kids?!?!?!?!

    UFFDA!! my GF was upset about being raked over the coals for that-apparently a teacher heard the child say that and reported it to the mom, who went ballistic.....



    At my GF's funeral the priest was telling stories and he brought up the fact that 'uffda' is not a curse word and the fact that the daughter made a HUGE deal out of it.....

    after the service i wanted to walk up to the daughter and ask her about 'uffda' and the fact that her daughter could quote every penis joke from that austin powers movie.
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    those same sneezing kids are the ones riding bikes w/o helmets,
    skating w/o pads, go swimming w/o supervision and left to wander the streets until 11:00 p.m. They are probably pissed off that THEY can't take their pets to school (typical 'kid envy') and
    despise the attention/treatment that the disabled child gets....

    the kid goes home and starts to complain to their parents, knowing the a-holes will trip overthemselves to make sure that
    their kids are 'safe'..
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    Uffda being considered a curse word while allowing your 5 year old watch Austin Powers!! Great consistency of logic. Sheesh.

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    I grew up hearing "Uffda" all the time from my mom. I don't say it outloud, but have occasionally muttered an "uffda" under my breath.

    Do those people even know the Brittish definition of "shag" from "The Spy Who Shagged Me" movie? Hint: it starts with an FU.....


    Anyone who allows their 5 year old to watch something like Austin Powers (which I actually thought was kind of funny but not appropriate for a child) should have their mouth washed out with soap!

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