Dis­abled kids given bleach

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - STATE -

School of­fi­cials in the cen­tral Cal­i­for­nia city of Fresno say they’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing how two spe­ciale­d­u­ca­tion chil­dren were given a bleach so­lu­tion through their feed­ing tubes.

The Fresno Bee news­pa­per re­ported Tues­day the two chil­dren were hos­pi­tal­ized in sta­ble con­di­tion af­ter last week’s in­ci­dent. A school dis­trict email sent Sept. 19 says they were ac­ci­den­tally given a wa­ter so­lu­tion with bleach.

Ad­di­cott El­e­men­tary School Prin­ci­pal Ka­t­rina Pleshe de­clined to give more in­for­ma­tion. Health ex­perts told the news­pa­per that noth­ing stronger than dish­wash­ing soap should ever be used to flush feed­ing tubes.

The Fresno el­e­men­tary serves stu­dents with se­vere dis­abil­i­ties and en­rolls about 50 chil­dren.

Par­ent Gabriella Ramirez, whose child wasn’t in­volved, says she wants an ex­pla­na­tion from the school about how the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

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