Fire drills in Minnesota during winter are bound to be unpleasant.
But a ninth-grader in Minnesota says she got frostbite after her high school made her stand outside for 10 minutes in a wet bathing suit, barefoot during a fire alarm.
Fourteen-year-old Kayona Hagen-Tietz was swimming in the pool at the end of water aerobics class when the fire alarm went off at Como Park High School in St. Paul. She was shuffled outside by a teacher and not allowed to go get her clothes.
The temperature that day was 5 below, and the wind chill was 25 below, CBS reports.
As she stood outside shivering for ten minutes, a teacher offered her a coat and a friend a sweatshirt to wrap around her feet. Finally, a teacher got permission to let her wait in a faculty member's car. But by then she had gotten frostbite on her feet, the teen said.
"As soon as they'd seen her outside in her swimsuit, soaking wet and barefoot, they should have done something," Eva Tietz, Hagen-Tietz's mother told CBS.
St. Paul Public School officials told CBS they would work with St. Paul Fire Marshal to review fire drill procedures in cold weather.
Via CBS Minnesota