John Cave may soon be able to take his hearing dog to class. The principle of W. Tresper Clarke High in New York had refused to let the deaf 15-year-old bring his yellow labrador retriever to the school citing health reason. The state's commissioner of human rights has now ruled differently and overturned a rule by a federal judge last year. But the ban stays in place until the East Meadow School District completes its appeal. Cave still will have help from a sign language interpreter and a student "note-taker".