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Only in America

Only in America: Hold your breath

A school nurse denies a suffering student his asthma inhaler until mom fills out some paperwork — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A high school nurse in Florida refused to let a student use his inhaler during an asthma attack because his mother hadn't signed the proper form. With the nurse looking on, Michael Rudi, 17, was suffocating when his mother arrived with an inhaler. The nurse "looked at me, and did nothing," said Rudi. "It's like something out of a horror film."