Friday, December 13 2013 8:55 AM EST2013-12-13 13:55:56 GMT
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.Sam McNair, 17, was suspended last week when a school hearing officer found he violatedMore >
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.More >
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the accessories. More >
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the new cases, cords, and adaptors you will need.More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >
Oregon Police are investigating another home break-in - the third in two days.More >
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A mother of a Toledo Public Schools eighth-grader has filed a lawsuit, after she says teachers ignored pleas for help on a class trip 500 miles from home, resulting in the hospitalization of her daughter.
A lawsuit was filed Monday and assigned to Judge Gary Cook in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of a mother alleging that TPS and the Beverly Elementary teachers chaperoning her daughter's spring 2013 school trip to Washington D.C. failed to properly attend to the child's medical needs, causing her to become dangerously dehydrated and require significant hospitalization.
Despite Sarah Kroggel giving express, written authorization to TPS and the Beverly teachers to provide medical treatment for her 14-year-old daughter on her behalf, she says those in charge refused to get the girl the medical attention she desperately needed. Kroggel said she was upset when teachers did not inform her of what happened, which led to the lawsuit against TPS and three teachers.
When Kroggel went to pick up her daughter at the end of the trip, she was shocked at her condition. She says the girl was 13 pounds lighter, plus looked gaunt, ashen and could hardly stand on her own two feet. Kroggel says when they went to the emergency room, it was quickly determined the girl would need to be hospitalized for a week.
"You would think, from a common sense perspective, that if the child is sick, you would either, first, seek medical attention and use the medical authorization, or at the very least, you would contact the parent and ask for their advice. Neither was done in this situation," explained attorney Charles Boyk.
Kroggel claims that while in Washington, her daughter's pleas to lie down and rest were denied by teachers. According to Kroggel, teachers were aware that the girl had been repeatedly vomiting in her hotel room, on the bus, during outings and even during a theater performance, but instead of calling her mother or taking her to a hospital, she was given a trash bag to use and told to sit next to the bathroom while on the bus.
Kroggel says her daughter's doctors said had she received the proper medical attention immediately following the onset of her symptoms, she would not have become so dangerously dehydrated, needing to be admitted to the hospital for a week. Doctors treated the student for extreme dehydration, gastritis and nausea.
Boyk is urging all parents to communicate with their children's schools to make sure this does not happen to someone else.
"The purpose of the lawsuit is to seek fair compensation for the extremely careless conduct of TPS and the Beverly teachers in charge on the trip, that landed a young girl in the hospital," said Boyk. "Instead of being able to take away fond memories of her eighth-grade tour of D.C., Ms. Kroggel's daughter will be forced to remember that she could not trust and depend on her teachers to allow her to speak with her own mother."
Boyk says the lawsuit's purpose is also to inform parents so they will insist that their own children's schools be held accountable for their actions, as well as establish and enforce protocol that allows for full communication between parents, teachers and the administration, in and out of the classroom.
"Teachers must be properly trained to err on the side of caution when caring for children and provide full disclosure to parents at all times, which was clearly not the case in this situation," Boyk said.
In response, a TPS spokesperson says it's the district's policy not to comment on ongoing litigation.
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:08 PM EST2013-12-13 01:08:26 GMT
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the KCTV5 viewing area.A narrow band of moderate to heavy snow will begin Friday afternoon and last through Friday night. The snowMore >
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the KCTV5 viewing area.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:28 PM EST2013-12-13 02:28:13 GMT
A would be burglar may have landed himself and an innocent victim in the hospital tonight. The rather bizarre incident occurred this evening in Liberty. Liberty Police said officers were responding toMore >
A would-be burglar may have landed himself and an innocent victim in the hospital Thursday night. More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:00 PM EST2013-12-13 02:00:04 GMT
The Kansas City Zoo said they are saddened by the loss of Intan, a 24-year old female orangutan. She passed away Thursday morning. The zoo said Intan arrived from the Los Angeles Zoo in early NovemberMore >
The Kansas City Zoo said they are saddened by the loss of Intan, a 24-year old female orangutan.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:59 PM EST2013-12-13 01:59:06 GMT
Police are asking for help finding gunmen who robbed two area thrift stores this week.City Thrift saw its store at 77th Street and Wornall Road robbed about 7 p.m. Wednesday. About two hours later, twoMore >
Police are asking for help finding gunmen who robbed two area thrift stores this week.More >
Friday, December 13 2013 5:30 AM EST2013-12-13 10:30:08 GMT
The bond between two elementary school co-workers has grown even more through a unique donation. Michelle Lewis teaches third grade at Gladden Elementary in Belton, MO. In October 2012 her husband DamonMore >
The bond between two elementary school co-workers has grown even more through a unique donation.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-12 16:13:40 GMT
"I just ate cotton." Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous. There are hundreds of dietary supplementsMore >
Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous.More >
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:17 PM EST2013-12-12 00:17:24 GMT
Officials are incredibly tight lipped about a fire that claimed the lives of two children in Ray County.The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 9600 block of Shach Creek Road, whichMore >
As state investigators probe the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of two boys, family members are trading accusations and blame.More >