Monday, October 15

Even after bad press, Jamaica HS still trying to thwart 911 calls

Some people never learn. Just a month after taking heat for administrators' failure to call 911 quickly when a student suffered a stroke, troubled Jamaica High School is in the news again -- this time because of a new directive aimed at preventing 911 calls from the school. The memo, written by someone new because the author of the last one was removed from the school, outlines four steps school personnel must take before calling 911. The goal is likely to cut down on incident reports and improve the school's numbers, but in a real emergency, as a teacher told the Daily News, "by step four, the kid's already dead." Just another reason for kids not to feel safe in school.

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