January 21, 2017
On a Friday night in Kansas City, Missouri, a student who suffers from schizophrenia (and hadn’t been taking his medication) was about to head toward the woods for the night when the President of Vatterott College, Brian Carroll, stopped him. According to Inside Edition, Carroll knew the student was homeless and feared the worst, especially since temperatures were already at -2 degrees F and were declining.
To save the kid’s life, as he didn’t believe a sleeping bag in the forest was enough shelter, he offered to let the kid sleep in the library for the evening. His compassionate gesture resulted in Carroll being fired the next Monday, on January 9th. This resulted, despite him having served as the school’s President for the past five years.
When the California resident was interviewed after the incident, he said the college fired him because he put the facility’s building and equipment at risk. However, he believes a student’s life is more important, which is why he would do it again. Vatterott College refused to disclose a statement to Insider Edition.
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