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Teachers Made Teen Stand Outside In Wet Bathing Suit, Barefoot, in Freezing Temperatures - Gets Frostbite
It happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Como Park High School in St. Paul. Fourteen-year-old Kayona Hagen-Tietz says she was in the school’s pool when the fire alarm went off.
While other students had gotten out earlier and were able to put on dry clothes, Hagen-Tietz said she was rushed out with just her towel.
On Wednesday morning, the temperature was 5 below, and the wind chill was 25 below.
“So the alarm went off, and I thought it was like just a drill, like: Do I have to go outside?” Hagen-Tietz said. “And then he was like no, we usually don’t have fake ones in the winter.”
Hagen-Tietz says she and the another student were rushed out by the teacher. Her classmate had clothes by the pool, hers were in her locker. So she [grabbed] her towel and went outside.
“As soon as they’d seen her outside in her swimsuit, soaking wet and barefoot, they should have done something,” said Eva Tietz, Hagen-Tietz’s mother.
A teacher eventually gave Hagen-Tietz a jacket, and one of her friends gave her a sweatshirt to wrap around her feet.
But due to school policy, she wasn’t allowed to sit in a faculty-member’s car.
“We kind of huddled up and made a circle around me, and the other kids who were cold,” Hagen-Tietz said.
Eventually, a teacher did get permission to allow Hagen-Tietz and her classmate to sit inside her car.
But by that time Hagen-Tietz had already stood barefoot and wet for 10 minutes in some of the coldest conditions of the year.
Hagen-Tietz mom then picked her up and took her to the doctor, who determined she has frostbite on her feet.
Thankfully, we have a true free market in education! The teachers and administrators and school will all be held liable for harm caused, and the school will no doubt lose tuition when parents enroll their children in one of the many competing options available that do not place children in harm’s way because of some unthinking adherence to stupid bureaucracy, both of which will result in the school being pressured to enact swift measures to remove the irresponsible individuals, better train against such incidents, and overturn their ridiculous policies or go out of business…
Oh wait, sorry… as if it wasn’t obvious, this is of course a “public” - that is state - school. Not a free market at all, just a one-size-fits-all bureaucratic boondoggle that puts the interests of teacher’s unions and administrators ahead of parents and students. The best we can expect is the school district or local government settling with the student and family with taxpayer money. One way or another, taxpayers always pay for the negligence, incompetence, and misdeeds of government agents.
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