Utah Girl Has Violent Coughing Fit, School Refuses To Give Her Inhaler Per District Policy

Aaron Homer - Author

Sep. 30 2015, Updated 4:44 p.m. ET

A 9-year-old Utah girl who underwent a severe coughing fit at school was denied her asthma inhaler by school officials, even as she was coughing so hard that she threw up on her pants, KSTU (Salt Lake City) is reporting.

Fourth-grader Emma Gonzalez had a severe coughing fit over the weekend, landing her in the emergency room. She was given an asthma inhaler to take home and keep with her in case she ever needed it. Unfortunately, her mother, Britney Badger, failed to fill out the proper paperwork allowing her inhaler to be administered to her at her school, Columbia Elementary School in West Jordan, Utah.

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