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Calhoun City Schools allow student with special needs to cheer on field

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Source: Cara Key via Facebook Source: Cara Key via Facebook
CALHOUN, GA (CBS46) -

A Facebook post regarding the exclusion of a student with special needs to cheer with Calhoun City Schools has caused the school system to react.

In the post, Cara Key claims her sister, Grace, who has down syndrome, was excluded from the cheerleading program at her school. 

Calhoun City Schools responded to the post by hosting a meeting with parents Monday.

“In light of recent social media posts, it became apparent that concerns regarding the inclusion of students at extracurricular activities is something that required extra attention,” Calhoun City Schools announced in a statement posted on Facebook.

Coach Tonya Reeves Turner, a former CHS cheerleader and coach who recently retired from Calhoun City Schools, has volunteered to serve as the honorary cheerleading coach to provide supervision and support.

“After meeting with the school, we are excited that Coach Turner will lend support for Grace so that she may choose to participate with her peers on the field,” shared Dan & Carrie Key, Grace’s parents.

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