« Last post by TetoPaws on Yesterday at 06:38:41 PM »
That was painful to read, and I am ashamed of the state. Bad enough, regardless of IDEAs and IEPs, that schools are so tolerant of such young children who can't steward a dog, much less such an obviously aggressive, reactive, and poorly-trained dog, but that they must also have 24/7 on campus assistance solely because of a dog, and at who's expense? I feel for the teacher, who has ever right to be afraid of a dog, a black lab, SD or not, that shows such blatant vicious behavior, for her sake in the chair and for the safety of her other students, her biggest priority. I'd be afraid if a lab barked at my chair in an aggressive way. I know that SD laws in public schools can be sketchy, and I have dodged comment on this story up until now, but how terrible that the teacher lost her job and the school and school board were berated all because the parents couldn't handle the fact that... seizure dog or not... the dog was no longer fit to be a public access service dog and their child's savior and cure-all. Sorry but I make no, not one single nanogram of an excuse, for a SD that shows no only blatant aggression, but repetitive open aggression. No mitigation is worth putting the lives and safety of others at risk.
Things from the old discussion that were clarified:
The teacher's SD did not start the barking, but did continue beyond a single response bark, why, who knows, maybe reacting to the fear aggressive bark from the kid's SD who was reacting to a door banging against a wall or such object.
"the Mother accompanied the Student and Jasper to the other half of the Studentís classes, including art taught by HP. No incidents with the Student and Jasper were observed."
one week later...
"The art teacher, HP, opened the door to the art classroom suddenly and the door hit the wall loudly and Jasper barked causing HPís service dog Illinois State Board of Education in the art class room to bark. The Student successfully redirected Jasper and he sat as directed while the service dog in the room continued to bark. As a result of the continued barking from HPís service dog, Para 2 escorted the Student and Jasper back to the 2nd grade classroom. HP commented within earshot of the Student, ďThatís no way a service dog is supposed to act.Ē When the Principal contacted the Parent, the Parent indicated surprise that HP had a service dog in the room. The Parentís uncontroverted testimony reflected the Principal had assured the Parent that the Principal would instruct HP not to have the service dog present during the Student and Jasperís first days at school."
Admittance to multiple incidents of the kid's SD being openly aggressive.
"Jasper barked and lunged at HPís wheelchair pulling the Student on Jasperís harness" and "The dog barked or growled at HP and the Principal took Jasper and the Student into the computer lab"
As for crating... if an SD needs a crate in order to be part of a classroom, or any other average public sphere aside from mass transit travel, there is an issue.