A Killeen [Texas] mother is defending her son who was suspended after helping a fellow student having an asthma attack.
Anthony Ruelas, 15, said his eighth grade classmate was wheezing and gagging for three minutes Tuesday morning while no one did anything. But when Ruelas did do something, he apparently broke the rules.
“He may not follow instructions all the time, but he does have a great heart,” said Mandy Cortes, Ruelas’ mother.
Ruelas goes to Gateway Middle School, an alternative school in the Killeen Independent School District. Ruelas has been suspended before, but Tuesday was different.
“I wasn’t trying to hear it,” said Cortez.