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Concerns Surround The Death Of A Hazelwood Central High School Freshman

There are 87 comments on the Fox2Now story from Sep 24, 2009, titled Concerns Surround The Death Of A Hazelwood Central High School Freshman. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

We are learning more about the Hazelwood Central High School freshman who died earlier this week.

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Another Hazelwood Parent

Florissant, MO

#1 Sep 24, 2009
I know there have been confirmed cases of the swine flu and that the district has been very secretive about them. They are not informing parents and protect their reputation vs. families health. Maybe this will jump start some morals if their children were exposed, would they want to know. I feel for Asia's family and friends at this time, I can't imagine how hard this may be. Hopefully parents also start taking time off work to insure children are going to the doctor or hospital to get tested sooner than later.
seriously

Florissant, MO

#2 Sep 25, 2009
This is so sad. If kids are contracting the flu in school better precautions need to be taken to ensure other kids don't get the flu.
Parent responsibility

AOL

#3 Sep 25, 2009
Sick children should stay at home. Period.
It is the RESPONSIBILITY of PARENTS to tend to their sick children.
End of discussion.
maxine2u

Scott Air Force Base, IL

#4 Sep 25, 2009
May God give the family the strength to accept his will
parent

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 25, 2009
its not just the kids and school. what about parents who work. there have been a couple of my coworkers that have been and have still come to work. is it or was it the swine flu? I don't know. those coworkers can pass it to other people and those people can bring it home. its a cycle. and yes I do agree these schools are being very secreative.
another parent

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Sep 25, 2009
I know for a fact that the Ritenour school district has had several H1N1 cases and we have yet to get a letter sent home. We did get the letter about the shot being offered, but I wondering by the time its available will it be to late. My prayers go out to this teens family and I hope and pray no other person has to deal with death this way. I do AGREE 100% that if your child dont feel well please please keep them home!
Eyez

Mexico

#8 Sep 25, 2009
Ok, is it true that the girl was on life support or something and the mother felt like she was in so much pain and had her unplugged, because she couldn't breathe? not judging, I was half listening to the news this morning just wondering if that is correct.
parent and er nurse

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Sep 25, 2009
I feel for the loss of this mother but the flu is going around and Hazelwood school distric is doing everything that they can do. They have notes all over school to cover your mouth and wash your hands. They also have sent out information and have internet information. Also on an ER note if you have the flu and just want to come to the ER or doctor office to see if you have the swine flu, DON'T, we can not swab for the swine flu , just the regular flu. The swine flu is only getting swabbed if you are hospitalized with the flu. If you come you may infected someone that is there for a different reason.
HCH Teacher

Florissant, MO

#10 Sep 25, 2009
I am a little surprised that the news did not ask whether Asia had a pre-existing condition or not. That is what made her bout with the flu lethal. The mom is in great pain and speaking with her heart. The reporters should be mindful of balance and not sensationalizing the situation. Fox is outside the school this morning too.

By the way, I'm at home today, not working...went to school to set up my classroom.
motheroftwo

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Sep 25, 2009
I also heard from other students that this girl had a pre-existing heart condition. It is a very sad situation. I also found out last night from a student that the school did a momment of silence this week for Asia. Of course my son didn't come home and tell me about it - but students at the school did know what happened. My prayers to the family and her friends. I wish I would have heard from the school before the news - but I think the school is doing what they can to prevent the spread of flu.
So sorry

Cape Girardeau, MO

#12 Sep 25, 2009
She had a beautiful, angelic face. What a terrible tragedy. I don't know the family, but I have 2 kids of my own, and I cannot imagine the terrible pain and suffering.
May she be with the angels. She certainly looks like one.
BTW

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Sep 25, 2009
Parent responsibility wrote:
Sick children should stay at home. Period.
It is the RESPONSIBILITY of PARENTS to tend to their sick children.
End of discussion.
Yes, true.
But your closing remark, "End of discussion." Sounds like you think it is THE solution to this viral situation.
If a kid has allergies and sniffles all the time and doesn't complain, they likely just go to school.
The onset of the virus may not seem unusual. It may seem like a slightly sluggish kid or a kid having a "bad day" yet that kid can spread the virus.

It is a COMPLEX PROBLEM.
There is NOT A SIMPLE ANSWER.
Remembering

United States

#14 Sep 25, 2009
I remember the terror we felt when our daughter was on a ventilator after an unknown illness 10 years ago. My heart goes out to the Conley family. Please, I hope medical personnel have discussed Asia's recent vaccinations. At least 37 girls have died after Guardisil vaccines. Many have been harmed during and after the three step hepatitis shots. The MMR is not safe either. (Diabetes can follow in about two weeks.) All of these are offered (or required) in back to school physicals.
rellen46

Maryland Heights, MO

#15 Sep 25, 2009
I know the family. The Flu shots should be free to all children. There should be no charge. I think this flu season will be deadly. My prayers with the family.
Pleeezeee

AOL

#16 Sep 25, 2009
rellen46 wrote:
I know the family. The Flu shots should be free to all children. There should be no charge. I think this flu season will be deadly. My prayers with the family.
And food should be free for all children, and clothes should be free and education should be free and.....
Why? I have to pay for all of that for my kids. And why is this family who just lost a child giving interviews on TV? Just to say the HSD is responsible for the child getting sick and dying. Now they have an attorney. In other words, write me a big check. So typical, so sickening.
flo mo

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Sep 25, 2009
i have a child at cross keys and she tol me last night that some kids are walking the hallways with masks now and that one or more kids had the swine flu there. now i not saying that it is a confirmed case or anything but it was really scary to hear that from my child last night. she is a straight a stundent and if it comes to it i will keep her out of school until the vacine is available her health and safety are my number one concern. it would be a shame to have to do summer school because her parents are paraniod but better safe than sorry. i hope the vacine is not to much farther away.
Sympathetic and Concerned

Chicopee, MA

#18 Sep 25, 2009
My sympathy for the family of Asia. May your daughter be in peace, and the family feel comfort knowing that she is with God. She's one of his angels now.

There are so many children considered high risk that need the H1N1 vaccine, and they may not even be able to get them. My daughter has asthma, her Dr's urge that she receive the flu shots, especially the H1N1 as soon as available. In order to get these vaccines, she'll have to be taken out of school, more than once, and I'll be missing work. What happened to the days when vaccines, for things like this, were offered at the schools? Her school hasn't even sent anything home requesting sick children to stay home and not return until fever gone for 24 hours. There are confirmed cases of H1N1 all over the state. You would think there would be more school notices sent out and vaccines supplied at the schools first to protect our children and reduce the risk of epidemic exposure.
True Accounts

Columbia, MO

#19 Sep 25, 2009
I think what is REALLY awful is that the mother of this poor child has not bothered to mention anywhere that her daughter suffered from siezures and ashma long before this ever happened and that any flu,(the A1 flu or H1N1), or even a cold could have contributed to her death. Several children I spoke with went to middle school with her and stated that she was often out of school ill. The mother is NOT a doctor and there is NO WAY that the hospital would tell the mother that her daughter died of "Swine Flu" when such tests would not even have come back on the evening she died. This mother is causing a panic and that, regardless of her terrible loss, is not a responsible act.
Portia

Florissant, MO

#20 Sep 25, 2009
My heart felt feelings go out to her family. My daughter attends Hazelwood Central High Schoo. She won't even use the restrooms there because the school is very unsanitary. My experience with this school has been horrible in all aspects. They only want to hear positive things and won't deal with the negative aspects. I hope the media keeps this issue current. I am thankful the mother took this to the media because they need to close that school temporarily and sanitize the whole school instead of covering up issues. This was a very sad situation.
Truth PLEASE

Columbia, MO

#21 Sep 25, 2009
The HSD has posted, long ago, information about the "Swine Flu" and even provided information to all on their website. It is still there now so take a look:
http://hazelwoodschools.org/StudentsAndParent...
This parent is out to make some money, obviously. Her daughter had pre-existing conditions which she "forgets" to mention in her interviews. The HSD is not responsible for this terrible loss. If she was so concerned, why didn't she home-school instead of risk exposure when news of this "flu" is everywhere or keep her daughter home? Seems like it was not the district who was irresponsible here if you ask me. The school district has never "covered up" anything. It would seem that the child's Mom is involved in her own "cover-up" when she neglects to mention how ill her daughter was in the past with pre-existing conditions that her classmates knew about and talk freely about even now.

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