St. Paul schools deny service dog in classroom

Newman, a Golden retriever, is trained to help Wally LaBerge, an eight-year-old boy with autism. The two have been together since May 2008. Having Newman as his service dog keeps Wally focused and calm. Victoria and Tim LaBerge, Wally’s parents, want Wally to have the best educational experience he can. However the St. Paul Public School District recently denied Newman the opportunity to do his job during the school day.