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Re: [IP] Your City Policies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



>From what I remember, the AP actually yanked on the tubing.  The girl and
all of her friends tried to explain that it was an insulin pump.  She ended
up handing it over because she was afraid the he was going to rip the site
out.  She had a 504 in place explaining about the insulin pump.  I firmly
believe that everyone in the administration should make themselves somewhat
familiar with all children who have special needs.  I do not think a child
should have to be their own advocate.  I know that they do have to be, but I
won't quietly sit down and say "Oh that kid should have done _____ for
herself."  If children cannot expect the adults in charge of their schools
to make sure that they are safe, then we live in a really sorry state.

In my opinion, there is NO excuse for taking someone's life support.

Marisa

----- Original Message -----
From: "SaraMG" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 2:43 PM
Subject: RE: [IP] Your City Policies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


> I am being a naieve devil's advocate when I assume that the 8th grader
*may*
> have overreacted to the asst principal's inquisitions?  Because, after
all,
> noone would expect a hormonal 13 year old to behave overly dramatic.  The
> article never suggests that the asst principal was stupid enough to try to
> rip the infusion set out of her, indeed it goes so far as to say she
removed
> the pump and ran off.  If the child were acting responsibly, she might
have
> stated "This is a medically necessary device, I cannot and will not remove
> it."  If the asst principal didn't believe her his job would be to take
her
> to the office and contact her parents.  By simply dropping her pump there
> and running off, she didn't give him that option.
>
> SECONDLY:
>
> Did her parents ever speak to the administration ahead of time? "My child
> has the following medical needs, here are emergency contact numbers,
> etc...."?  We don't know one way or the other, nor if the asst prinicipal
> would be told of every diabetic in the school, but again, if her parents
had
> done their job by notifying the school staff of their child's medical
needs,
> then the child could have certainly said, "Check your files, I'm
authorized
> to have this."  So once again the failing is with the child or her parent.
> Not the school administration.
>
> Of course, I could be wrong, it could be the asst principal went into a
> frenzy on seeing the suspected pager and tried strong arming the girl into
> handing it over.
>
> Yeah....
>
> This is 2002, you need three adults present for detention just to avoid
> charges of supposed molestation.  The guy could be that stupid, but I have
> an easier time believing in a 13 year old drama queen.
>
> -Sara (wildly brandishing about Occams Razor)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of
> email @ redacted
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 7:14 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Cc: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] Your City Policies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>
> >>"Boca Raton pump fiasco incident was finally "resolved" .....<A
> HREF="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-ppump24apr24.s
> tory?coll=sfla%2Dnews%2Dpalm">Sun-Sentinel:
> News Local</A>....this excerpt about sums it up: An assistant principal
> who
> confronted an eighth-grader about a medical device because she thought it
> was
> a pager will not face discipline from the school district. >>
>
> Dear Information Officxer,
>
> After an incident like this I as an Insulin Pump wearer will never visit
> your
> fine city again.  I think it is reprehensable that your public employeews
> are
> not trained to recognise the differencwe between a medical device and a
> pager.  After all a pager is williamsnot hooked to the body providing
> support
> to person to whom it is a medical  necessity.  I am also copying this to
the
> Insulin Pumpers list.
>
> Thank you for listening to me.  I will miss visiting your fine city in the
> future.
>
> Jim
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