(ABCNEWS.GO) — For one Long Island, New York, father, an issue that has been building for two years appears to be headed to a dramatic head on his son's first day of school.
Christian Killoran of Remsenburg, New York, wants his 12-year-old son, who has Down syndrome, to attend the same middle school as his friends and siblings, but says the Westhampton Beach School District will not let Aiden Killoran in.
But his dad says he plans to show up at the school on the first day, Wednesday, with Aiden and supporters. The school had requested a temporary restraining order to keep the Killorans off school property. In U.S. District Court on Monday, the family and the school reached an agreement that a restraining order would not be needed.
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"They [the Westhampton School District] has never in history allowed an alternately assessed special education student to attend its middle school," Killoran told ABC News of students with disabilities whose performance is evaluated in ways other than traditional testing.