Bridgeport mother claims staff didn’t properly help son suffering seizure at school
A Bridgeport mother whose son is hospitalized says school officials failed to get him the medical attention he needed after he suffered a seizure at school.
Chastity Bauza tells News 12 her 9-year-old son, who has special needs and ended up in the ICU, slipped in and out of consciousness while he was at school Wednesday and the school nurse did not immediately call 911.
Bauza says the nurse at Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy knew that her son, who has cerebral palsy, had suffered a seizure a few days before the episode at school, and should have called 911 right away.
“I get a phone call explaining that my son was unconscious, unresponsive for about 20 to 25 minutes. As somebody who works in the medical field - I just really couldn't understand why a child who has special needs, where everything is reported...he should have been sent to the emergency room,” Bauza says.
Here's the full statement from Bridgeport School Superintendent Mike Testani:
"Our first priority is the health and safety of all children in our school community. We take all such reports of abuse and neglect very seriously. I am conducting a thorough investigation of the claims being made against our staff. At this time, there does not appear to be any indication staff acted inappropriately; however, we cannot rush to judgement when all the information has not yet been thoroughly examined and verified. The entire school community wishes nothing but the best for this child and his family."