Student suspended for helping classmate during asthma attack

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Bureaucrats being bureaucrats.
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A student at Gateway Middle School in Killeen, Texas, was suspended last week after he picked up a classmate who was having an asthma attack and carried her to the nurse’s office against his teacher’s instructions.
Fox News reports that Anthony Ruelas (15) said his classmate was “wheezing and gagging for three minutes.” The teacher said everyone should stay calm and wait for an email reply from the nurse in response to the situation, Texas TV station KCEN reported.
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Being an observant kid, Ruelas said he knew that his friend “needed help,” which is why he decided to pick her up and carry her to the office.
The teacher’s report on the incident read:

“During 5th period another student complained that she couldn’t breathe and was having an asthma attack. As I waited for a response from the nurse, the student fell out of her chair to the floor. Anthony proceeded to go over and pick her up, saying ‘f—k that, we ain’t got time to wait for no email from the nurse.’ He walks out of class and carries the other student to the nurse.”

The school district said it was investigating the matter and released a statement in response to the incident.

“The District is unable to provide details related to the matter as it pertains to information involving student discipline and/or health records. In an effort to protect students’ rights to confidentiality granted under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the details of the investigation and/or disciplinary actions may not be provided by the district at this time. The Killeen ISD maintains the safety of our students, staff and campuses as a priority and applauds the efforts of students who act in good faith to assist others in times of need.”

How do you “maintain the safety of our students” by letting them have an attack for three minutes? Unreal.
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0 responses to “Student suspended for helping classmate during asthma attack

  1. I hope the parents of both students involved sue the hell out of the school, the district, and the county involved.
    It’s the only thing goobermint morons understand.
    The girl could have died.

    • Following rules is more important than anyone’s life for these clods. (If it were up to them, we’d probably be speaking Russian or German, or even still be subjects of the Crown, now.)

  2. Madness! The public government school system is bent on “educating” America’s young to be compliant and passive sheeple, instead of, God forbid, actually thinking for themselves.

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  4. so the moral is: don’t help someone who is obviously dying, unless you have permission, preferably an email which you have to wait for a reply. never mind that you will die in the meantime.

    • “Don’t think, follow; don’t talk, shoot… it’s the American way!” these liberal types said in the ’60s, but that’s exactly how they develop young people to be today.

  5. If this: “The Killeen ISD maintains the safety of our students, staff and campuses as a priority and applauds the efforts of students who act in good faith to assist others in times of need.” is true then why the suspension?
    I applaud him for doing what was needful for the health of his classmate. Wait for an *email* from the nurse before taking action? How STUPID can that teacher be? Let’s have the teacher suspended for idiocy above and beyond the call of stupid.

    • By my lights, Anthony is more hero than delinquent, or whatever that brainless twit of a so-called teacher was thinking, IF the twit was even ‘thinking’ at all, which I doubt, as it seems to be a knee jerk reaction mode.

  6. The teacher is lucky the girl was carried to the nurses station. Had rescue been called the parents could sue the teacher personally. What the hell is wrong with that teacher, is she brain dead? She only thinks of going by the book not thinking there are extenuating circumstances. The student that helped the girl should be commended for his good action.

  7. This school’s decision is so offensive I can’t find words for it.

  8. Just one more reason to keep your children out of public school.

  9. Should we all be aghast that the kid used the word, “fuck”? Maybe that was what really pissed off the teacher.
    Or maybe the teacher teaches English/Grammar and when the student said, “we ain’t got time to wait for no email from the nurse.’, she was afraid she would lose her job for such terrible results.

  10. The very first thing this school district needs to attend to . . . is the dismissal of this teacher. Her inaction (I do not consider sending an email to the school nurse to be proper action when the breathing of a human is at issue) when this student may well be dying is not excusable. This imbecilic (thanks Steven) behavior is not acceptable in the classroom, teacher’s union or not. Lives matter, not protocol. If the teacher had noticed a rash, a small slightly bleeding cut, a scraped knee, etc. then it would be appropriate to dink around sending an email to the nurse, but there are some medical emergencies that must be addressed NOW, not in the future. All of the parents of children who are in that particular teacher’s class should DEMAND to have their child transferred to the class of another teacher–in order to ensure that their child would get appropriate, immediate medical care in case of emergency. This is so ridiculous, it almost seems beyond comprehension. I am dying to know: how old is this teacher, how long have they been teaching? It’s evident that they are not qualified to be in a class room where they are responsible for so many children.

  11. DCG . . . this is a great post! Thank You.

  12. The boy did the right thing. That girl could easily have died waiting for an email THEN waiting for proper medical assistance to arrive. I’m not sure if whoever told him to wait should be fired or sued ANDfired,but that was just INEXCUSABLE.

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  14. “During 5th period another student complained that she couldn’t breathe and was having an asthma attack.”….ummm, did I miss something? “another student” was complaining that she couldn’t breathe?
    What in the world is going on there?

  15. Having suffered through many full blown asthma attacks, the student did the right thing. I have been alone before while having one and almost died.
    Kudos to the young man and a firing to the teacher that didn’t call 911. To heck with waiting for a nurse that may or may not been available. If that is their protocol, the parents should be stampeding the school.
    Obviously the teacher does no work in her community on helping others.
    She needs retrained.
    This just blows my mind.

  16. I am just stunned and nauseated over how effective the Marxist mindset has entrenched itself in not just government bureaucracies and colleges but now at the grade school level too. God help us ! I pray there are still enough people like this young man who will refuse to follow orders as we move further and further into this darkness.
    Read this and see if it all isn’t coming to pass:
    “The principal thing is that no one, man or woman, should ever be without an officer set over him, and that no one should get the mental habit of taking any step, whether in earnest or in jest, on his individual responsibility. In peace as in war, he must always live with his eyes on his superior officer…In a word, we must train the mind to not even consider acting as an individual or know how to do it.” – See more at:

  17. For Pete sake – -fire the dimwitted teacher and give Anthony a medal; don’t just send him back to class, make him the teacher! He certainly has more common sense!


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