He was only attempting to be kind to a homeless man.
That is, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, what led him to be fired, while offering a homeless man a shelter against cold weather.
Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to sleep overnight in the school library. The school fired him on Monday 9 January, the next business day.
“Education is a beautiful thing for me,” Carroll told FOX 4 News. “But sometimes being destroyed in the process.”
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The recorded temperatures outside at night Vatterott College on 6 January hit four-degrees below zero. Carroll says that the student had been sleeping in a wooded area in the vicinity of the school, but the temperatures were much too hard that night, and the student had nothing to heat.
“I just didn’t want to take the chance,” Carroll said. “We had snow and ice.”
“I had a difficult choice to make. He can’t stay on the campus. I can’t with him in my car. I can not with him to my house.”
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Carroll says the student had his medication. He allowed the student to bed down in the school library, and even though the student will not steal or damage anything, Carroll was fired as soon as the school and the corporate leaders found. The building has a series of cameras that can be viewed via the remote control, which is how Vatterott of st. Louis-based management team.
“I made a choice. I was choosing between a life — I’m not from here. I am from Southern California. I’m not sure I could live in the woods in minus two degrees,” Carroll said.
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