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(Opposing Views)   Student breaks arm, school won't take her to ER or call 911. School doesn't have ice for her broken arm, so they use ice cream sandwiches   ( opposingviews.com) divider line
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2013-09-22 09:46:43 PM  
5 votes:
What would YOU do for a Klondike bar?
2013-09-22 09:42:45 PM  
5 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: What part of In loco parentis don't these idiots understand?

The official designated 911 caller was busy monitoring kids' Facebook pages.
2013-09-22 09:46:38 PM  
4 votes:
Is it racist to say that this little girl fell off of the monkey bars?
2013-09-22 10:47:53 PM  
2 votes:

skinink: Reminds me of the time I was babysitting three kids, and the boy fell and sprained his toe. I took him to the hospital, where they refused to admit him because I did not have a medical release letter from his mother. so for the next couple of days he had to suffer, and he couldn't go to school because he was injured.

I'm so bad as a babysitter. The kid had injured himself four hours after his mother had left on her business trip.

That's nothing. A friend of mine was babysitting some kids one Halloween night, and this escaped mental patient showed up and stabbed all her friends across the street, then broke in on her and the kids and tried to finish them off too. She had to send the kids screaming down the road for help because nobody's parents could be found. Her worthless mom and dad didn't even show up after she'd been taken to the hospital to be treated for knife wounds and shock.

Come to think of it, she had a lot of problems on almost every Halloween night that followed, and her parents were always conveniently missing. I think they were in on it.
2013-09-22 10:43:10 PM  
2 votes:
When I was in school they just threw the broken kids in a ditch out back and let them worry about themselves....
2013-09-22 10:36:44 PM  
2 votes:
On the scale of when to call 911 with 1 being you should go to jail for a very long time for calling including things like McDonald did not give me one of the apple pies I ordered or the guy at the cell phone place told me to make a test call and 911 was the only number I can think of. And 10 being you should go to jail for a long time for not calling including things like being in your 40s 9 months pregnant with a downs baby traveling halfway across the county when you water breaks but you decide to fly to Alaska from Texas then drive for hours to a small town doctor or your frat buddy had 3 5ths of vodka then stopped breathing. Calling 911 over a grade school kids broken arm with no signs of shock and no bones outside the body is about a 3 the only problem I see is letting a perfictly good ice cream sandwich get used like that
2013-09-22 09:50:09 PM  
2 votes:
this is why we need more charter schools, stories like this won't be as surprising.
2013-09-23 02:17:25 AM  
1 vote:

Glendale: Compound fracture, sure that's a 911 call. But a regular broken arm? From personal experience both times I broke an arm in the public school system (middle school) it was to nurse's office for an ice pack (one of those gel ones wrapped in paper towels) and a call to my parents to come pick me up since it wasn't imminently life threatening. Certainly the orthopedist's office was far faster (l waiting around in pain) and more cost effective than an ambulance ride to sit in an ER waiting for any real emergencies to go first. And no, this wasn't onion-belt days, it was the early 90's. Unless those are the onion-belt days now.

But the school in TFA should have at least had a damn ice pack somewhere. What kind of crap school doesn't have a simple ice pack? Kids get hurt, basic first aid supplies should be a thing to have on hand.


I dunno, I mentioned in my post that my experiences happened in the '90s and the only direct response I got was "We've come a long way since the 1800s."  So yeah, I guess twenty years ago now counts as long ago in the dim ages, when bear and bison swarmed the forest and the prairie.
2013-09-23 12:50:41 AM  
1 vote:

doglover: sycraft: One of the things our nice modern society buys us is good medical care

No, that's money the school has to pay sending your snowflake by ambulance to the ER for every little thing. Then you'd biatch about that.

Or maybe the school would pass the bill for you kid to you. Then you'd biatch about that.

Or maybe the schools would each hire a full time EMT, taxes would go up. And then you'd biatch about that.

Some people just like to biatch.

You are correct, they act like she fell into a wood chipper.
2013-09-23 12:42:51 AM  
1 vote:

sycraft: sendtodave: We've come a long way since the 1800s.

No kidding. It gets a little tiresome to see all the toughguy "Well in MY day we wouldn't have called the hospital, we would have toughed it out!" Ya well, in your day more people died of various things. One of the things our nice modern society buys us is good medical care and safety equipment, which means less people need to die needlessly. It also means that ya, we are more "pussies" about things and go and seek care rather than just "manning up" and going on with things, hoping it doesn't get serious. Broken bones can be something that are no big deal, or they can cause complications. Know how you find out which one is which? You get a medical professional to check.

To see the synthesis of this in action, check traffic fatalities by year. You'll notice that they've been plummeting for quite some time. This is a combination of better safety systems and designs in cars, better medical technology, and cellphones, which allow first responders to be summoned faster. Net effect? In 1970 there were over 50,000 traffic fatalities, in 2011 there were about 32,000. That is despite the fact that the US population grew by 100 million people in that time and automobile ownership grew similarly. The reason is because cars got more safety features, and because people can, and do, call for help after accidents.

Good god man, she fell off the farking monkey bars.
2013-09-23 12:03:32 AM  
1 vote:

LavenderWolf: ArkAngel: You don't need to call 911 for a broken arm and the school could be held liable for bringing the child to the hospital if anything happens

Actually, you really should, unless it has already been enough time that you know no further injury has occurred.

Take it from me, I have led a very stupid, unlucky life. Broken bones need attention immediately. Farking IMMEDIATELY. What you think is a simple fracture could end your life within a few hours.

She fell off the monkey bars no out of a plane.
2013-09-22 10:47:09 PM  
1 vote:

GDubDub: @drewcurtis Can you please effing stop linking with auto redirects? It sucks on phones.

Ohhh...someone thinks drew personally green lights and inspects each link. That's precious
2013-09-22 10:12:00 PM  
1 vote:
When I was in the sixth grade a teacher decided that our free play at recess wasn't good enough and made each class participate in organized team sports that he ran. A friend of mine ended up falling down hard while playing baseball and asked to go to the nurse because his arm was in a lot of pain. The teacher told him to suck it up and quit whining. The kid came in the next day with a cast and sling.

Fortunately the teacher stopped trying to be such a dick and make the male students act like what he assumed was men. I guess he realized the bullet he dodged when the parents didn't sue him or the school.
2013-09-22 10:04:16 PM  
1 vote:

ArkAngel: You don't need to call 911 for a broken arm

You don't need to call 911 for a cardiac arrest, either.

However, it's a good idea to do it for both situations.
2013-09-22 10:02:52 PM  
1 vote:

RoyBatty: Bathia_Mapes: What part of In loco parentis don't these idiots understand?

Just the loco part.

(I fell off the monkey bars and broke my arm too...)

So did I! They called my parents after I told them it was broken (their first reaction was to tell me to walk it off). I had to wait in the nurse's office and didn't even get any ice (or ice cream...)

Too bad it happened in the eighties. My parents didn't sue and didn't switch my school. They just told me to learn how to fall better and bought me a happy meal on the ride home from the hospital.

2013-09-22 10:01:39 PM  
1 vote:
Were they stupidly negligent, on afraid of getting sued?

Because they're going to get sued.

And taxpayers will pay for it.

You know, I figured out that is a lot of what taxes are for. Stupidity insurance.
2013-09-22 09:59:49 PM  
1 vote:
Man, that family is going to be neck deep in KFC after the settlement comes in
2013-09-22 09:57:32 PM  
1 vote:
With the mounds of legal crap schools have to be wary of, things like this cause everyone to lock up and be afraid to make any move.

Some administrator somewhere is still praying the kid wasn't allergic to the red dye on the ice cream sandwich wrapper.
2013-09-22 09:52:16 PM  
1 vote:

Fano: What would YOU do for a Klondike bar?

Nothing, I hate Klondike bars.
2013-09-22 09:52:03 PM  
1 vote:

mikeray: Is it racist to say that this little girl fell off of the monkey bars?

Yes it is.

I also LOLed

Aisle seat please
2013-09-22 09:14:05 PM  
1 vote:
That was a shatia thing to do.
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