Is this article.
The story is that a 19 year old student attends Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She wants to keep her pet ferret with her in her dorm room. The college won't allow it, for reasons unprovided. So, the girl does what any other bright, young enterprising college student would do - file an Americans With Disabilities Act complaint. Her disability? She suffers panic attacks, and the ferret helps calm her. She says that she has post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from a physical disorder and depression [and that] her problems are related, legally, to a physical disability.
She reassures us, "I'm not suing the school and I'm not asking for money, I'm just trying to get [my ferret] here."
You see, the school probably has a no pets policy, or a no furry animal policy, or something like that. I can imagine that would be normal in a college environment, and it would make sense. She wants her ferret, which, of course, would be against a no pet-type policy. So, she files a complaint, and then says "but I'm not suing" so that her request to get the ferret seems more reasonable. I personally don't buy the "I need a ferret because I have PTSD from a physical disorder and depression." If you can't live without your ferret in your room, then you probably don't need to be at college, you need to be getting help somewhere else. Additionally, is she only going to suffer her panic attacks in her room, where said ferret would be? What if she has a panic attack during a stressful time, such as, I don't know, a final? Would she expect the school to let her stop the final for a bit so that ferret can calm her (I'm hoping with some aromatherapy candles and celtic music), until she's ready to go back and finish her test?
That's Friday's odd news article!