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Students hospitalized after receiving insulin during TB skin test

October 12, 2019


*BROOK*) FIRST AT SIX… MORE THAN A DOZEN STUDENTS RECOVERING TONIGHT AFTER BEING GIVEN THE WRONG MEDICATION AT A LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL THIS MORNING. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE… I’M BROOKE MARTIN. *MIK*) AND I’M MIKE BARZ. ONE OF THE STUDENTS PARENTS SAID ALL OF THE STUDENTS ARE BEING KEPT IN THE HOSPITAL FOR OBSERVATION. NEWS 8’S RICHARD ESSEX REPORTS. *RICHARD ESSEX REPORTIN*) ((/ 01 22 16 AT LEAST 16 STUDENTS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING A TUBERCULOSIS SKIN TEST BUT INSTEAD RECIEVED INSULIN :)) ONE EMERGENCY VEHICLE AFTER ANOTHER RACED INTO THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE MCKENZIE CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY, A LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL…IT WAS A RACE AGAINST TIME…16 STUDENTS HAD BEEN MISTAKENLY GIVEN INSULIN INSTEAD OF A TUBERCULOSIS SKIN TEST…ONE OF THE PARENTS OF A STUDENT SPOKE TO NEWS 8 ASKING WE NOT USE HIS NAME OR SHOW HIS FACE ((/ 01 18 21 WELL I GOT A CALL FROM MY SON HE WAS SAYING HE WAS ADMINSTERED INSULIN INSTEAD OF HIS TB SHOT, THE BAD PART ABOUT THAT IS THE SCHOOL WAS TELLIN THEM NOT TO CALL THEIR PARENTS THEY WOULD HANDLE IT :)) WITHIN MINUTES OF THE FIRST INJECTION A FEW OF THE STUDENTS BECAME ILL. NEWS 8 IS TOLD THE TB TEST ARE REQUIRED FOR THE PARTICULAR PROGRAM (( 01 19 16 THEY WERE GIVEN TUBERCULOSIS SHOTS FOR CNA CLASS YUA KNOW THEY HAVE TO DO THAT) THE EFFECTED STUDENTS WERE TRANSPORTED FROM THE SCHOOL BY AMBULANCE. (( / 01 18 53 WE HAVE A LOT OF KIDS ADMITED HERE, I THINK HE SAID 16 OF THEM TOOK THE SHOT AND SOME KIDS WENT OUT ON STRECHERS YA KNOW HAD REACTIONS TO IT :)) THE SCHOOL IS NOT SAYING HOW THE MISTAKE WAS DISCOVERED, HOWEVER IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM THE SCHOOL THAT READS IN PART, “STUDENTS TRANSPORTED WERE ACCOMPANIED BY MCKENZIE STAFF AND DISTRICT PERSONNEL. ALL PARENTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED” ACCORDING TO A WRITTEN STATEMENT FROM COMMUNITY “AS SOON AS THE ERROR WAS DISCOVERED, AND WORKING CLOSELY WITH MSD OF LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, IMMEDIATE ACTION WAS TAKEN TO CARE FOR THOSE STUDENTS” (( / 01 23 07 THE SCHOOL SAYS THEY ARE ACTIVELY INVESTIGATING WHO DID THIS AND HOW DID THIS HAPPEN.. IN

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3 Comments

  • Reply 2532robh1 September 30, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    WTF???

  • Reply 2532robh1 September 30, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Why is this being done at a school?

  • Reply 2532robh1 September 30, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Sue them into oblivion. How could anyone allow government to touch their kids like this anyway???

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