NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The city’s Department of Education has agreed to end the practice of sending students with emotional issues to the emergency room.
As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Rhonda Thurston’s 5-year-old son, a kindergartner at P.S. 86 in Jamaica, Queens, was sent to the E.R. on three different occasions.
“They just were saying that he was just disruptive, and as soon as he gets into the ambulance, there’s nothing wrong with him,” Thurston said.