Student suffers serious allergic reaction on school bus

Ugh. I have a severe bee sting allergy, so this is the sort of thing I worry about, too. And as Charlie’s dad (Charlie has severe food allergies) I know what it’s like to be trying to figure out whether he’s having a reaction over the phone. So, I feel for this kid’s dad. It’s hard to make the call. And this is why students MUST be allowed to carry epipens on the bus.

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A Prince George County High School student suffered a serious allergic reaction on the school bus after school Friday, according to Prince George County School Superintendent Bobby Browder.

Browder told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil the student was stung by a bee. Browder said the student’s records indicated he could have an allergic reaction to insect bites, so he was checked over and determined to be fine. The student’s father told the school it would be okay for his son to ride home on the bus, Browder said.

But during the ride home, the student developed signs of a serious allergic reaction.

The bus driver stopped the bus near the school board office and called for help. A school nurse at the office arrived and found the student in serious condition, Browder said.

The nurse administered an epinephrine auto-injector and called 911. The nurse…

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4 thoughts on “Student suffers serious allergic reaction on school bus

  1. Thanks for sharing. It confirms for me that I’m doing the right thing by keeping my son off of the school bus until they change their policy regarding medications. Right now, he wouldn’t be allowed to have his epipen on the bus. For me, it’s just not worth the risk.

    • I agree. I don’t know the policy for our schools yet (mine is 2 years old) but if they won’t let him on the bus with the epipen, he won’t go on them either.

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