What started as a routine PE class, ended with a restructuring of how the Navasota Independent School District handles medical emergencies.
Last Monday (03/09) at Navasota intermediate, 5th grader Mary Alfaro’s nose was broken, after she ran face-first into a wall during PE.
The District’s Ronnie Gonzales tells Navasota News, the PE teacher went to inspect Alfaro’s nose and sent her to the nurse’s office for further review and Alfaro’s mother was called about what happened, as per protocol.
But Alfaro’s father says his daughter should not have been moved, while the mother felt the school should have called an ambulance immediately. To which, Gonzales responds, the district only call an ambulance when it is a life threatening emergency or when a parent cannot be called.
But, he adds, since the incident, the district has changed the way it reacts to emergencies. In that, the nurse will now come to students who have been injured and adding some extra staff to PE classes
And Gonzales continues, the District wants parents to know that even though the it’s schools are increasingly safe places, unfortunately accidents do happen.