The parents of a 4-year-old disabled boy who uses the assistance of a service animal have filed a lawsuit against a school district in North Carolina that will not allow the young student to bring his service animal to class. The parents of the 4-year-old say their son cannot learn without the service dog's help and claim in the suit that preventing the dog from attending school with their son is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A former middle school teacher who taught fifth-grade students multi-media and study skills has filed a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act against the school district she formerly worked for. The lawsuit claims that the school district did not properly accommodate the teacher's learning disability as she worked towards gaining her teaching certification. The former teacher is also the daughter of a school district board member.