A 14 year old Omaha Public middle school student suffered a case of frostbite Thursday. District spokesperson Luanne Nelson says the boy arrived at his usual bus stop and the bus wasn’t there. She is not sure if he missed the bus or arrived at the bus stop early.
The student then took matters into his own hands. Instead of waking up his mother, he decided to walk the five miles to school on his own. Nelson says when he arrived at Monroe Middle School, staff noticed he was shivering. The school nurse was advised and she was concerned about his condition.
The boy was taken to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha and it was determined he suffered from frostbite. Nelson says his injuries are not life-threatening and he will make a full recovery.