EMT Punished for Trying to Save Choking Child

Owasie Reid, a New York City EMT, was with a partner transporting a nursing home patient the Wednesday before last. As they were driving by a school in Brooklyn they were flagged down by a man who said that his 7-year-old girl was choking on her lunch and needed help. No one at the school was assisting the child, and so he did what any decent human being would do: he stopped and administered 1st aid, believing that the choking … Continue reading →

Pick Up YOur Kids ON Time . . . Or Else

In Salem, Oregon, Swegle Elementary School is having a problem with chronically late parents.  So they recently issued an ultimatum, sending out a letter to parents saying their children would be turned over to authorities and kept overnight if not picked up on time after school.  A spokesman for the school district, however, is back tracking, and says the letter was sent in error. … Continue reading →

Teacher’s Aide OD’s In Elementary School Bathroom

In Denver, Colorado, police say a 27-year-old teachers aide was found unconscious in the bathroom of the elementary school where she worked, apparently the result of a drug mishap.  She was found with a syringe hanging from her arm and a bag containing an unknown white powder.  The woman was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance. When you’re shooting up in the school bathroom, just to make it through the day, either A) the kids at that … Continue reading →