Another student dies after falling sick at Philly school with no nurse on duty

By Daniel Denvir (City Paper) – A first-grade student died today after falling ill at Jackson Elementary School in South Philadelphia, where no school nurse was on duty. Philadelphia schools have suffered dramatic staffing cuts to nurses and other positions in recent years.

“We had a very tragic day at Jackson Elementary,” says School District of Philadelphia spokesperson Fernando Gallard. Gallard says that the  boy showed signs of distress in the classroom and was given CPR by one of three trained adults in the classroom. They called 911 immediately and an ambulance arrived to take him to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he was pronounced dead an unknown time later.

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