Mom Sues Son's High School Over Other Students Wearing Perfume
In Indiana, a mom is taking her son's high school to court in an effort to force the school to ban perfume and cologne.
Janice Zandi's son J.Z. is allergic to the scents and she's claiming that by allowing perfume and cologne to be worn by other students in the classroom, Northrop High School is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. J.Z.'s condition is supposedly so intense that he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance three times due to reactions, and has suffered several attacks at school.
Not all doctors, however, believe perfume and cologne could trigger such a strong reaction -- even though Janice Zandi says she has medical papers proving otherwise.
"Generally we think of sprays as irritating to someone with asthma, but this is not a true allergy," said Dr. Wesley Burkes, chief of pediatric allergy and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.
What do you think? Should J.Z.'s school ban perfume and cologne? Is that fair to the other students? Should J.Z. have to be home-schooled because of his allergy?%Poll-56089%