Denver is viewed at as a cool state because they allow marijuana but this story may hurt that image. A middle school girl was expelled from school because she borrowed her friend’s inhaler when she was having an asthma attack. I wish it was a joke but apparently the district has a strict drug policy and the two girls broke it with that exchange.
Breana Crites and Alyssa McKinney were originally suspended 10 days after the incident, McKinney was allowed to come back to school but Crites was expelled.
McKinney of course doesn’t understand why her friend is not allowed to come back to school.
“I know what it feels like not to being able to breathe and I know how hard it is and I just took that into consideration…The lesson that I learned from this is not to help people, because helping people is just going to get yourself in trouble… She should be back in school” McKinney said.
Meanwhile the Superintendent John Borman doesn’t see anything wrong with the school’s decision.
“I think absolutely the suspension was appropriate.”
McKinney’s father said that his daughter was allowed back in school because he pressed school officials but insisted that it was a poor decision.
“You work so hard your whole life to instill good morals into your children only for the school to break them… What they both did was human nature. My daughter was being a good Samaritan. Her friend was having an asthma attack,” Tim McKinney said.
I have no words for this decision, hopefully the school district will come back to their senses and let the little girl finish her last semester of middle school.