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Firefighter with Down Syndrome returns to department after resigning due to bullying

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An Illinois firefighter with Down Syndrome who resigned after being repeatedly bullied has been granted a welcome return to the department.

The Sandoval Illinois Fire Protection District welcomed volunteer firefighter Jason Eagan back into the fold following social media backlash and a public affairs nightmare, following claims that Eagan quit over bullying.

“I’m not sure if it was about the down syndrome, he was bullied about or it was just he had Down Syndrome and he was on the receiving end of someone picking on him it went too far,” said Eagan’s aunt Mary Kay Eagan-Robbins.

According to FOX2Now, the story spread quickly and ultimately resulted in one firefighter resigning from his post.

Now, the SFD want Eagan back.

“We just want to move forward we don’t want the backlash on the fire department…they’ve been good to Jason,” said Eagan-Robbins.

Eagan is glad to be back, too.

“It’s my dream to be a firefighter,” he said.

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