Twins will now attend same elementary school

June 4, 2012 8:32:27 PM PDT
A Wake County family contacted ABC11 after they were told their five-year-old twins would have to go to different schools next year.

Ronan and Julia Sprague are inseparable. Their father likened them to peanut butter and jelly.

"They depend on each other every single day," said Ed Sprague.

The twins spent kindergarten apart. Ronan attended a special program at Reedy Creek Elementary. Julia went to Northwoods. So when the program was over, the family was hopeful Ronan would be able to join his sister at Northwoods.

"It was my understanding that after the CCK program that Ronan was in, he could be back in his school with his sister and when the assignments came out this year, we were told no, there would be no room for him," said Sprague.

Sprague said his wife reached out to district staff and eventually received an email from the senior director of student assignment, saying "we will get your students together!"  

"We were very happy about that and then on Saturday we got the form letter that goes out in mass stating that your son and or daughter will not be attending Northwoods Elementary School," said Sprague.

ABC11 made some calls to seek answers. Soon after our inquiry, Sprague's wife received a letter from the district saying they had made a mistake and confirming their children will be able to attend Northwoods together after all.

"It's bewilderment that it's even a question that siblings, much less twins, cannot go to the same school," said Sprague.

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