Student having asthma attack denied inhaler by school nurse
By Stephen C. Webster
The Raw Story
May 23, 2012
A senior student at Delton High School near Orlando, Florida nearly died last week after a school nurse refused to give him a doctor-prescribed asthma inhaler, even after he passed out from lack of oxygen.
17-year-old Michael Rudi told Orlando news station Local 6 on Monday that as he lost consciousness in the nurse’s office, she closed the door on him, leaving Rudi wondering if he would even wake up.
The nurse, who was not named, was apparently following school policy, even despite Rudi’s name appearing on a prescription for the inhaler.