Student suspended over helping classmate during asthma attack

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    Student suspended over helping classmate during asthma attack

    No, this is not the same story as we had last week. This time, the boy carried the girl to the nurse's office.

    Texas eighth-grader suspended for rescuing classmate during asthma attack
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    Wasn't the other one in Texas as well?

    Not sure what these families can do, but there are enough lawyers out there willing to get some exposure.

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    Email the nurse? Hell, what happened to the intercom system? Certainly that would have been quicker. And honestly, to ask the kids, whether alternative or not, to sit there and listen to the girl until the teacher got a response from the school nurse via EMAIL is beyond stupid.

    While we'd like the young man to not use the "F" word, at least at school, he showed some mature concern for a fellow student that needed help. As an alternative student he should get some praise for his help of that student.

    ONCE AGAIN COMMON SENSE HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    Wasn't the other one in Texas as well?

    Not sure what these families can do, but there are enough lawyers out there willing to get some exposure.
    And in response to the bolded, in my opinion, that there may be one of the reasons why some schools just don't even want to use common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    And in response to the bolded, in my opinion, that there may be one of the reasons why some schools just don't even want to use common sense.
    But in this case, what if the student died because of the way that the teacher handled it?

    Didn't Icky Woods son who went to Princeton HS die of an asthma attack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    But in this case, what if the student died because of the way that the teacher handled it?


    Didn't Icky Woods son who went to Princeton HS die of an asthma attack?
    I'd rather deal with the consequences when I tried to get help as opposed to sitting there and doing nothing.

    I think the Icky's son had an attack at his home.

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    Seriously....email...and wait for a response? Really?

    Seems the reponse was appropriate ".... that".

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post


    I think the Icky's son had an attack at his home.
    You are correct.

    I don't know if there are organizations that deal with more bureaucratic crap, more than school districts.

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    Not sure FERPA was designed to be used in that manner, but the Superintendent was smart to hide behind it.

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    Where is our resident pharmacist?

    If I were school personnel I would error on the side of getting the kid to the nurse. Who in their right mind would email the nurse in a possible life or death situation?

    Good thing that this week and last week we will never know what would had happened if these two kids didn't act as they did.

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    The fact that it was an alternative school has to play a role in the behavior of kids. I'm thankful he did the right thing, but there has to be some parameters in alternative school that aren't the same for the students in a regular classroom.

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    If you're having a true asthma attack and don't have your rescue inhaler, Albuterol, you could die within a few minutes. When I was in the 8th grade we lost a kid to this but he was at home playing outside.

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    A tip of the hat to the kid. And a second tip of the hat for good and proper use of the "f" bomb, perfectly appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MayfieldFan View Post
    A tip of the hat to the kid. And a second tip of the hat for good and proper use of the "f" bomb, perfectly appropriate.
    Brother, you don't drop the F bomb in school in front of the teacher. Shows a lack of respect although I can sympathize with the kid and the frustration of the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Brother, you don't drop the F bomb in school in front of the teacher. Shows a lack of respect although I can sympathize with the kid and the frustration of the situation.
    Well, she was just letting a child sit there and die in her classroom, if not for his heroism. Not sure how much respect she deserved. Agree to disagree.

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