Apparently I missed this one by a couple of hours today.
I work for a small university. Today I came in at noon. Evidently a student started seizing this morning so 911 was called and she was transported to the hospital. Her husband called a short while later absolutely infuriated
that emergency services were called! He at one point mentioned that he was a two minute drive away from our campus, and feeling threatened staff again called 911, this time to summon the police out of concern for what this man may have intended to do. Fortunately he never did show up on campus, but the incident frightened the staff pretty badly. My understanding was that he was angry that he would have to pay for the ambulance ride.
Honestly, what else could they have done? If they hadn't called emergency services for the student there would no doubt have been liability issues inolved-not to mention the risk to the students' health! What other options did they have? They couldn't very well have stuck her on a bus to the hospital!
I'm just curious if anyone has thoughts about handling this in the future, should this student have another incident on campus (or any other student, for that matter).