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NC mom says school won’t let autistic son wear tracking device

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WILSON, N.C. — Brinna Stanton has a 4-year-old son named Zachary. He was diagnosed with autism when he was two and a half years old and since then has developed a scary habit of wandering off.

“It’s scary that I could just lose my child that he could just walk out and I would never see him again,” said Stanton, who says she lives with that fear every day, all day.

So, when she found a GPS tracker that not only alerts her when he’s on the move, but also pinpoints his exact location, she was thrilled. But then, the Wilson County school district told her the device wouldn’t be allowed in school.

Read more: WTVD

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