Principal denies ambulance access to student

November 16, 2010 5:32:36 PM PST
There is a lot of controversy swirling around a high school football game in the South Bay.

14-year-old Keanu Gallardo sustained a head injury on the field during an October 29 junior varsity game at Del Mar High School. When the ambulance arrived, the school principal, Liz Seabury, refused to allow the vehicle on the recently redone field, citing district policy. The emergency responders had to schlep a gurney 75 yards to pick up the injured boy.

Several parents have expressed outrage at the notion that apparently, a football field is more important than a child's safety. With head injuries, every second counts. While others cited that no sport allows actual ambulances on the field.

The district says Seabury, who is a new principal, misunderstood that there was an exemption for emergency vehicles.

So, our question of the day centers around who's at fault? The principal for not using common sense, the district for not having a clear policy, or the ambulance driver for not saying, "screw you" and driving to the kid anyway?

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