Fairfax County, Va.—A boy and his dog are inseparable, except when the boy is at school. Andrew Stevens, a 12-year-old boy from Virginia, suffers from epilepsy.
Andrew has a service dog whose collar has a device that can help prevent Andrew's seizures but the school won't let the dog inside. Andrew's parents don't understand why.
"Her ability to sense a seizure before it happens gives us one more hand in fighting epilepsy," said Andrew's father, Angelo Stevens.
"It's not that we are cold hearted, it's not that we don't want this child to be served. We want this child to have all the services that he needs," said Paul Regnier, spokesman for Fairfax County Schools.
The parents have scheduled a meeting with school officials. Until then, a tutor is teaching Andrew at home.