Mom upset at school forgetting to give son meds

Posted at 5:41 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 21:04:07-04

A mother is angry after finding out her son's elementary school failed to give him his medication for a month.

First grader, Joshua Salgado, is your average seven-year-old boy. He likes to play video games and enjoys football. But he has ADHD and mood disorders.

His mom, Breanna Hollins said in order to control his anxiety and mood bursts, he needs three types of medications daily - including one that has to be taken during school.

But yesterday , Hollins was in for a shock when she spoke to office administrators at Longfellow Elementary.

"She said that she has something to tell me, that they haven't been giving my son his medication since the 30th of last month," said Hollins.

She said she became furious and asked them what happened.

"First, she said she didn't know. Then I asked her again and she said, 'Oh, we just forgot.'"

Hollins now wants staff to be held accountable and reassurance that her son will get his medication.

"I don't see how they can be okay with my baby not getting his medicine," she said, "you trust them to take care of your kids. That's what they're there for."

23ABC contacted the Bakersfield City School District, who e-mailed us this statement:

“The health and safety of the students is the top priority for the Bakersfield City School District. The District has procedures in place to ensure that required medication is administered to students as needed. We conduct extensive training with our staff about these procedures. The district has been made aware of the incident at Longfellow Elementary. We are currently investigating the matter and will take the appropriate action.”


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