Boy with Down syndrome seeking place in school district

Aiden Killoran loves telling knock-knock jokes, playing outside and spending time with his family and friends. He may not be able to do that as easily this coming school year because the 12-year-old boy has Down syndrome and the Westhampton Beach School District doesn't have the resources.

Aiden graduated 6th grade from Remsenburg Elementary School in June and like his classmates is scheduled to attend middle school. Remsenburg is only K through 6, so parents can elect which neighboring district to send their children to. When Terrie and Christian chose Westhampton Beach, they say they were told by the district their son should go to another school. Christian says district officials won't have a dialogue with them.

With no other choice, they took their fight to federal court to let a judge determine whether Westhampton will be required to educate students like Aiden. His sister Shannon says he is the king of the school and everyone loves him.

The school district says legally officials are unable to discuss students' personal matters and can't comment on the case. The Killoran family plans on holding a support rally for Aiden Wednesday morning outside of the middle school to send a message that they're not giving up.
 

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