New Jersey district says hearing-impaired girl will be allowed to use sign language on bus

April 27, 2001
A hearing-impaired girl in New Jersey who was barred from using sign language on her school bus will now be allowed to sign as long as she obeys safety

A hearing-impaired girl in New Jersey who was barred from using sign language on her school bus will now be allowed to sign as long as she obeys safety rules. Danica Lesko, 12, was told by her school principal last month that she would be suspended for three days if she continued using sign language, which he said was "disruptive."

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