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School Slammed For Forcing Girl To Stand Half-Naked In Sub-Zero Temperatures

A Minnesota school has come under fire for forcing a wet and half-naked student to stand outside in sub-zero temperatures. Fourteen-year-old Kayona Hagen-Tietz developed frostbite after being shepherded outside from a swimming class when the school’s fire alarm went off. A teacher told at Como Park Senior High School in St. Paul told her that there was no time for her to get her clothes or towel from the locker and rushed her outside while still wet in a swimsuit. The temperature outside was -5 degrees that day and was -25 degrees with the windchill.

“When they had seen that, they should have had some kind of protocol,” said the girl’s mother, Eva. “If I had a fire and brought my children out in that condition, you know, I’m sure I would be charged in some way or another if I didn’t instantly bring them into a neighbor’s house or someplace else. The ultimate goal is to keep them safe and protect your children, and, in this instance, they did a really poor job.”

Eva declined to pursue legal action against the school, but also wants them to issue a public apology and reexamine their fire policies. The school district issued a statement saying they regularly review such policies and intend to do so again in the future, which the school’s principal declined to comment on the scandal.

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  • Grannyb2

    For lack of common sense, a country was lost.

  • NoBSZone

    an apology and a public slap in the face for whomever made that decision would be what I require from that school.

  • Beverly Brown

    I hope her parent sue the Board of Education. What in the hell is wrong with these people running the schools? The person who did this to this young lady should be FIRED.!

  • ironkitten

    Who wrote this? St Pail?

  • MicheleY

    Well first mistake..not letting the girl at least get a towel..Second mistake..the parent not suing the ass off the school for jeopardizing her daughters safety. If it were me..they would be cringing under the desk for the ire of me. SUE THEIR SORRY ASSES..

  • AngryDoc

    Let me guess: these are the same dumbfuck administrators who tell people that their children cannot walk two blocks home from school because it is “unsafe”?

  • QueeRevolutionary

    The school district needs to change their fire drill policy and not force any children to go outside when temperature outside is -5 degrees & -25 degrees with the windchill. They put all the children and staff in danger and even worse a child with out any protection from the cold.