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The school board in Port Angeles is banning pets in schools for health and safety reasons, which means no dogs, rabbits, snakes and baby chicks, according to a story in the The Peninsula Daily News .
Legal and insurance folks working with the district have said just about any critter in a classroom is a potential risk, especially for disease. Who wants their kid to get salmonella poisoning?
A few teachers apparently brought their dogs to school and let them run down the hallways, and that led to some complaints.
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Board member Sarah Methner, however, voted against the ban, saying, “It’s a nanny state gone wild,” according to The Peninsula Daily News story.
Service animals, of course, are fine and so are fish in tanks …