My school nurse has sh*t for brains. I don’t have COVID.
A child was sent home from school because they had possible COVID symptom(s) that fell within the CDC guidelines for exclusion. The parent retaliated by sending the child back to school wearing the tee-shirt pictured above.
It was this story and sadly, so many others that prompted me to Tweet this message:
Parents of children who are lucky enough to have school nurses in your child's building…please STOP BLAMING THE SCHOOL NURSE for enforcing Health Dept guidelines to keep your children safe! I have seen evidence of school nursing being verbally abused, humiliated & intimidated pic.twitter.com/rtpaoKIDYs— Robin Cogan (@RobinCogan) January 14, 2021
I don’t know why I am surprised that I had to write this message. Incivility seems to be rampant across our country. I am hoping that a new day is dawning. Until that day comes, please.just.don’t.
Update: School nurses who read this will not be surprised to learn that there was no apology by the parents and in fact, the offensive tee-shirt was returned. The student was given another shirt for the day.