When school starts this week, Central Hardin High School will have a new student: the furry kind.
Katlyn Wolford, 16, and her black Labrador, Apollo, 2, will go to school together this term. Apollo is the first Canine Assistants-trained dog to ride a school bus in Hardin County.
Canine Assistants is a nonprofit organization in Alpharetta, Ga. The organization trains and provides service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of people with physical disabilities, seizure conditions or other special needs.