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Steelton parent questions medical treatment at school

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STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) -

Marilyn Valentine says she was shocked but not surprised to hear that an 11-year-old student was not sent to the hospital after the tip of his finger was severed in a teacher-involved accident.

Valentine says she has been concerned about the judgement at Steelton Highspire Elementary for several weeks.  She says her daughter, who attends the school, is diabetic, and the secretary has calibrated her insulin on more than on occasion because the school nurse was not available.

According to the Department of Health, schools don't have regulations to follow regarding protocol, but the school nurse or trained medical professional usually makes the call on the proper steps to be taken when a medical situation arises.

Valentine says she has spoken with school officials about her daughter's situation, and she thinks the matter has been resolved.

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