Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Teacher Mistakes Boy’s Insulin Pump For Phone, Rips It Out

`A substitute teacher in Lake County, Fla., was terminated and banned from teaching in the county after he ripped out a student’s insulin pump during class apparently thinking it was a ringing cell phone, according to a Local 6 News report.

Officials said a ninth-grade student at East Ridge High School, who is a Type I diabetic, was in class Monday when his insulin pump began to beep, indicating he was low on insulin. [..]

School officials said Maline then grabbed the device, thinking it was a cell phone beeping and detached the tube that connects the insulin pump to the student’s leg.

The student went to the school’s clinic and had the tube reinserted.’

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