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Brickbat: Nuts to You

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Lia Sommer says that as soon as she bit into the sandwich she bought in the cafeteria at John Hersey High School in Illinois she knew she'd been exposed to peanuts. Sommer, who has a potentially deadly peanut allergy, says she was already starting to feel the effects as she rushed to the school nurse. But instead of administering an EpiPen and calling 911 as called for in the medical plan the school had on file for Sommer, the nurse tried to convince her to just take some Benadryl. Sommer had to call her mother and get her to talk to the nurse before the nurse would administer the EpiPen and call for an ambulance.