Skip to comments.Girl Who Borrowed Asthma Inhaler Expelled From School
Posted on 02/22/2012 7:39:16 PM PST by Arthurio
MONUMENT, Colo. (CBS4) A girl who borrowed a friends asthma inhaler at school has now been expelled.
The incident happened in January at Lewis-Palmer Middle School in Monument. Both the girls and their families are unhappy with the punishment.
The schools punishment strikes one of the families as uneven justice. The school said the girls broke the districts drug policy. Their families call the incident an accident and the schools discipline heavy-handed.
For 10 days Breana Crites and Alyssa McKinney sat at home while suspended from school. The two were in gym class. Crites complained of trouble breathing, so McKinney lent out her asthma inhaler.
I know what it feels like not to being able to breathe and I know how hard it is and I just took that into consideration, McKinney said.
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Under Communism, no good deed goes unpunished.
No, it’s certainly not just you.
I’m sure I would have done the same thing in that situation, BTW.
Sharing more innocuous things than that, like a Tylenol, would meet the same treatment. And in the case of an inhaler it might turn out dangerous even if well intended... still, if neither one had been involved with this sort of thing before, why a reprimand from the principal would not do is beyond me.
Asthma attacks can kill, so they basically punished one kid for providing potentially life saving aid to another, and they punished the other kid for wanting to breath.
In this case I’m for more government action: making it a felony for any idiotic school administrator who enforces such assinine rules. Yes, a felony.
Public school is child abuse.
Bingo. Control. Social engineering.
Bingo. Control. Social engineering.
Yup. It’s all about power. Small minded people with power. Scum.
There’s a difference of intent and effect between abuse-able prescription meds (like Adderall or Oxycodone) and emergency care medication which the school administration seems incapable of grasping.
A couple of points.
1. The girl can start home-schooling immediately.
2. Couldn’t the girl, suffering the attack, sue the school for not having medical aid?
Beyond you? Really? Let me help.
The “rules” are better if they don’t make sense. The point is to condition kids to follow them no matter how stupid they are. It’s the following them part that’s important, not the making sense part.
Get it now?
I know exactly the feeling; I've been brought to the hospital a couple of times when I was a kid and unable to breathe. I never leave without my inhaler in my pocket. It could very well save my life, or the life of someone else.
When I was in school back in the 50s and 60s a teacher would have simply suggested that it was not a good idea to share medications. They probably would have asked if they actually took the same type and if they did, that would have been the end of it except they probably would have been sent to the school nurse to make sure they were OK.
If they were of different strengths, the teacher would probably sent a note home saying what happened and asking if it would be harmful and if there was any chance that it would be for them to not share one again.
In the “good ole days”, when my exercised induced asthma inhaler was still available, I lent it to my Scuba instructor’s son, as our group traveled for our open water cert.
No way would I return my kid to such an idiotic place.
This lack of common sense among school officials is truly astounding. Click on the keyword “zero tolerance” and you can read dozens, and maybe hundreds of similar stories from schools in every part of the country—blue states, red states, cities, suburbs and rural communities.
Just about everyone in authority who works at a school has to have a college degree, and many have advanced degrees. How can so many of these people be such morons?
I sincerely hope they sue, sue, sue!
“zero tolerance” is for those incapable of evaluating situations and circumstances and applying “common sense”.