WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu August 5, 2004
Officials Question Girl taking Dog to School
Mount Vernon, KY – School officials in Rockcastle County are trying to determine whwther a seven year old student should be allowed to bring her specially trained dog to school.
The dog knows how to respond to Cheyenne Gilliam's frequent epileptic seizures.
Cheyenne took "Mikki" to her first day of school at Mount Vernon elementary Wednesday. But Rockcastle county schools superintendent Larry Hammond notified her parents that the dog had to go home. Both she and the dog went home.
Hammond said he wants to find out whether the school is legally obligated to allow Cheyenne to bring the 55 pound Weimaraner into the classroom. The school board's attorney is reviewing the case.