School Didn’t Call 911 For Injured Girl
School Didn’t Call 911 For Injured Girl, A mother is fuming after her daughter doesn’t get whisked away to an emergency room. Massachusetts parents outraged after school doesn’t call 911 when daughter breaks arm, Fourth-grader Ally D’Eon suffered a nasty fall from her school’s jungle gym on Tuesday, breaking her arm in two places. But her parents say the real offense occurred when school officials called the D’Eons to notify them of their daughter’s injury, rather than calling 911 or an ambulance.
“The doctors in the emergency room and the nurses in the emergency room said, ‘First aid 101, a break with a clear deformity needs an ambulance and it needs to be stabilized,’” Jenn D’Eon told WCVB.
The Lynn Daily Item reported that Veterans Memorial Elementary School Principal Jean Perry defended the decision, citing school district policy.
“The school nurse or another trained person will be responsible for administering first aid. When the nature of an illness or an injury appears in any way serious, every effort will be made to contact the parent and/or family physician immediately,” the district policy reads, according to the paper.