A student complaining of stroke like symptoms went to the school nurse. The nurse accused him of faking, and instead of calling 911, called the mother to come get him. It turns out that the 17 year old was indeed having a stroke.

Now I get that the nurse was assuming that 17 year olds don’t typically have strokes, but they DO try to come up with excuses to be sent home. Still, the nurse can’t simply assume that the complaint is fake, and was 100% wrong for refusing to call 911. Especially considering that this school is a K-12 public school for children with disabilities. You would think that the nurse there would be better than your average school nurse, so she obviously needs some training, or they need to get a better nurse. That isn’t the point here, because I think we can all agree on that.

The problem that I have is that, instead of simply saying that the nurse was incompetent and screwed up, she has to accuse the school of racism. The school has issues with the students. Just last year, a student beat the principal unconscious in a vicious attack.

The demographics of this school paint a picture. This school has a student/teacher ratio of 9:1, so the students are pretty closely watched. Two thirds of them have learning disabilities, and 85% of the student body is black. As to the staff, 57% of the staff is white, and 19% of the staff is black. This means that there are more black and fewer white teachers at this school than at the average Boston school.

Bad things happen. Just because you happen to be black doesn’t mean that it is always due to racism.

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Yep · May 20, 2022 at 7:58 am

From days of old – “even drunks have heart attacks”

Let Them Eat Unicorns · May 20, 2022 at 8:14 am

Not-a-vaxx will stroke out a 17 year old? (rhetorical)
I had one four years ago and by the grace of God only had mild cognitive impairment.
Another blog posted this story up on WordPress and now it says removed for violating our terms of service.

    Divemedic · May 20, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    That’s why I have my own server

Therefore · May 20, 2022 at 10:05 am

9 teachers per student or 9 students per teacher.

But I get the point…

    Divemedic · May 20, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Oops. Fixed

Paulb · May 20, 2022 at 10:07 am

I know White Dorchester well. Irish and Sorta Rican, 2/3 gen Puerto Rican, working class and lower class, all bottled up in Irish Battleships, the tinderbox 3 deckers, nice Catholic school system, since White Dorchester people don’t use the public schools for good reason. Dorchester’s abysmal public school system… Growing as Black Dorchester grows, and the public charges, the hood boogers favor multi-generational housing courtesy of Section 8.
Seriously, black people stroke out at the drop of a hat, it’s a genetic thing, even a mongoloid like me knows that, which makes me think it’s not racism but the fact that there’s a reason why nurses have a 6-figure job at Boston hospitals and half that in Boston schools.

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