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School deal reached for Ohio girl with service dog

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — The family of an autistic first-grader in Ohio who uses a service dog has reached a deal over attending a different school because her special-education teacher is allergic to dog dander.

Six-year-old Shyanna Gretz will attend the Beacon School, a school operated by the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities and designed for students with special needs.

The Athens Messenger reports ( ) that Gretz will attend the school this year once paperwork is finalized. The Beacon School is next to the elementary school the girl should have attended.

The girl's mother, Charla Gretz, said she was pleased with the resolution, especially since the issue over the teacher's allergy didn't come up until the first day of school last month.

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