Laporshia Massey

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Philadelphia School District Sued Over Girl’s Asthma Death

The family of a girl who died of an asthma attack after attending a public school without a nurse has sued the Philadelphia School District.


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Vigil Held For Girl With Asthma Who Died After Being Sent Home Sick

Dozens gathered for the vigil in front of the School District of Philadelphia headquarters Thursday night,


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After Philadelphia Asthma Death, Focus On School Staffing

Laporshia Massey died Sept. 25 after school staff twice called home to say she felt sick. Burch, though, said he was told she could make it through the day. Instead, he rushed the sixth-grader to a hospital when she got home, only to have her lose consciousness on the way. She died a short time later.