Sep 20, 2013 4:53 PM by Caroline Flores - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - A member of the CCISD school board is proposing a change to protect middle school students.
Cameron Espinosa, a Haas Middle School student, was attacked by ants during a game last week. He died earlier this week. Now a suggestion is being made to move all middle school games to Cabaniss Park.
"We've got two beautiful facilities here in Corpus. Two good football facilities. I would hope that we would take advantage. And those middle school games, why not play them there?" asked School Board Member Hector Salinas.
Salinas says the Cabaniss fields are well taken care of, so the district should be getting as much use out of it as possible. Wednesday, CCISD Superintendent Scott Elliff said he wanted to put EMS units at all middle school games. Well, Salinas says if the district held the games at Cabaniss instead of the schools, they could easily get one.
"An ambulance can be there all the time. We can rotate, you know do whatever we have to," said Salinas.
Salinas says the district could even save money. This is because they would only need one ambulance at that location to cover multiple games.
"We've got to make sure that we have trainers there, the ambulance there... And especially games like this that are physical we need to have one," said Salinas.
Plus, he says both fields are equipped with ambulance access. This way he says an ambulance won't have issues getting on the field like they did at Haas Middle School the day Cameron Espinosa suffered his allergic reaction.
I'm told that some middle schools use the fields for their football games during the week. But a spokesperson for the district tells me that they are looking into the possibility of holding all middle school games at the Cabaniss fields.