I have two children in a local public here in Salisbury they both have a death allergy to bee stings. At the beginning of the year it was set up that their Epi-Pen is to be in the classroom. The teachers are to take them on the playground and on field trips with them. On field day this year I went to the school to watch both my children. My first grade son's teacher did not have his Epi-pen with her outside. When I asked where it was she stated that the aid had it, so I asked the aid and she had no clue what I was talking about. So i took my child into the school and found the principal. When i asked him why the Epi-pen was not with my son he told me that he did not know and that he tells his teachers what to do at the beginning of the school year and if they do not do it then it is not his problem but we could go find out why. So we did they found the Epi-pen in the class room on the teachers desk. When I asked them which one would have take the responsible of his death if he had gotten stung. They said neither one of them. So I went to the Board of Education told them what had happen. They told me that someone would be calling me. A week later I still heard nothing from anyone so I wrote a e-mail to Marten O'Mally still have not heard anything. I think that it is important for parents that have children who have an Epi-pen on hand in the school system how they may think when they send their child to school that they will be safe. I don't feel this way. I am feared everyday when my kids get out of my car and walk on to the side walk of their school that that maybe the last time I see them alive. We as parents should not feel this way. We should feel that our children are safe in the care of their school. And as a parent of two children with allergies I think that there should be more people in the school system that care about the situations that occurred with my child. How can we expect our children to follow directions with the teachers that they are with five days a week don't follow directions.
A very concerned parent