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NJ Girl Danica Lesko No Longer Banned From Using Sign Language On Bus

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After a 12-year-old hearing-impaired girl was threatened with suspension from school for using sign language on the bus, a New Jersey school district has reversed its position.

Danica Lesko was told by her school principal that her use of sign language was “disruptive.” After the story became public and school district officials kept receiving calls and emails criticizing their decision, they decided that Lesko would not be barred from using sign language on the bus as long as she obeys all the district’s safety rules, ABC News reported.

“The district’s policy and the principal’s intention is not to ban signing,” said Superintendent Lois Capabianco. “Everyone needs to know that signing is allowed on the bus.”

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