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So SO tragic…

A 12 year old girl died from an asthma attack on Sept 25th after staff members at her school, Bryant Elementary School in Cobbs Creek, PA didn’t provide immediate help.

According to reports the school only has a nurse on staff two days a week thanks to Philadelphia budget cuts in schools implemented by Gov. Tom Corbett. reports:

District spokesman Fernando Gallard said Friday that after Laporcha reported feeling ill, the school twice called her home to ask someone to pick her up. When no one came by dismissal time, around 2:45 p.m., an aide felt sorry for the 12-year-old and drove her home.

Daniel Burch, the girl’s father, said he took his daughter to an emergency room shortly after she arrived from school but wonders whether she might still be alive if a nurse had been at school that day. She died at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that evening.


The site reports:

Gallard said nurses were not among the nearly 4,000 district employees laid off this summer because of the district’s financial crisis. About 100 nurses, however, were laid off two years ago.

Meanwhile, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, wrote a letter to Gov. Corbett pleading with him to release a $45 million state grant for Philadelphia’s schools.

SMFH! Our prayers and condolences are with Laporshia’s family.

SOURCE: Philly

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