Found a young kid last night sniffing an aerosol can, eyes rolling back in his head and vomiting. He was completely oblivious to me being near him. I immediately called the paramedics. When I first came upon him I wondered why he was just sitting there, then I realized what happened.
The paramedics arrived about 5 minutes later and immediately took him to the nearest hospital. He’s OK and alive.
Why in God’s name do young kids do this? Why? I had a young man in my high school who used to sniff Pam spray. He kept sniffing it and sniffing it and eventually he died, right in front of a bunch of his classmates in a local dairy queen after school. It was a horrifying sight. His Mom and Dad lost a fine young man – a senseless death.