Teen suspended for helping friend won’t return to school

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KILLEEN, Texas (AP) ā€” The mother of a Texas teenager who was suspended from school for helping a friend who was having an asthma attack says her son won’t return to the school.

Mandy Cortes said Monday that she will home-school her 15-year-old rather than have him return to Gateway Middle School in Killeen.

Anthony Ruelas was suspended last week when he disobeyed his teacher by picking up his classmate and leaving the classroom to carry her to the nurse’s office.

The teacher had emailed the nurse when the girl began suffering the attack and was awaiting a response. Cortes says after a few minutes had passed her son uttered an expletive about not waiting and picked up the girl.

School officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.

 

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