In a landmark ruling the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the parents of a 12-year- old girl can sue school officials for refusing to let their child bring a service dog to school.
The case centered on Ehlena Fry, who was denied the right to bring her Goldendoodle, Wonder, to her school in Michigan when she was in elementary school.
Fry has cerebral palsy and needed the service dog to help her with daily activities, including retrieving dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning on and off lights and taking her coat off.
A lower court had said the parents needed to resolve the issue with the school districts.
Explaining the unanimous ruling, Justice Elena Kagan wrote that under the Americans with Disabilities Act the Frys could have “filed essentially the same complaint if a public library or theater had refused admittance to Wonder.”