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Disabled child left out during high school choir recital

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Cobb County, GA (WXIA) - A Georgia mother says her disabled child was ignored during a choir performance that he was suppose to be a part of.

Choir members from several six grade schools were performing at a Cobb County high school Tuesday night.

The 12-year old Alex Pollard is sat in his wheelchair a whole bleacher section away from the rest of his choir group.

The school district released a statement and calls the incident a "regrettable oversight" and that the choral director has accepted responsibility.

However, the choral director, who is also Pollard's teacher says a student helper was suppose to roll him into place, but was absent that day and that he did not see Pollard.

Pollard's mother says the incident is unacceptable and she now wonders if this happens in class.

Alex mother, Arla Jan Wilson says,  "He can't play soccer. He can't play football. You know that is what he does. This is his extracurricular activity with the school and to see the way he was treated and what was done to him breaks my heart because that is totally unacceptable.

The school district says it is investigating the incident.

Pollard suffers from cerebral palsy and was inspired to join the chorus after watching the popular TV series Glee, which features a character in a wheelchair.

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