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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Death of Allergic Student Raises Questions About School's Responsibility

The death of a Virginia first grader has raised questions about how schools should handle severe allergies. Ammaria Johnson, 7, died Monday after suffering an allergic reaction during recess at her Chesterfield County elementary school, Hopkins Elementary.

 "She came to the school clinic after feeling she had hives and shortness of breath," Lt. Jason Elmore, a spokesman for the Chesterfield County Fire Department, told ABC News. It's unclear how long Johnson was in the clinic before school officials called 911 at 2:26 p.m.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And Wicomico county doesn't want an RN overseeing school nurses, and wants to put CNAs in schools. Is everyone familiar with what a CNA can and can not do? Look into it. Prayers go out to this family. Can anyone point me in the direction of the research on the causes of such severe allergies?