“I just didn’t want to take the chance. They were calling for minus two degrees that night,” former Kansas City trade school president Brian Carroll says in defense of the “offense” that got him fired.
Carroll had been the president of Vatterott College in Kansas City, Kansas for five years when he was let go for letting a homeless schizophrenic student to take shelter in the school’s library from a frigid winter storm. Carroll let the young man spend the night on Friday, January 6th and was fired the following Monday.
The temperatures that night fell below expectations finally falling to -4°F before day break. “I had a tough choice to make. He can’t stay on campus. I can’t put him in my car. I can’t take him to my house.” Carroll told Fox 4 News.
The student in need caused no trouble neither stealing anything nor causing any damage to school property, but that didn’t matter to the school’s corporate leader. After the student was seen on a remote camera, Carroll was contacted and let go.
“I don’t know of a direct written policy that says you can’t keep someone overnight. There’s a policy that says I must protect the assets. I did,” Carroll said to reporters.
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