Campus head fired after homeless student stayed in library

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 18 2017 Jan 18, 2017 Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:31:00 AM CST January 18, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

LIBERTY (AP) — The former campus president of a Kansas City trade school says he was fired for letting a homeless student sleep overnight in the school's library during a cold snap.

Snow was on the ground and temperatures dipped below zero Jan. 6 when Brian Carroll allowed the student to stay inside the Vatterott College building. The Kansas City Star reports that Carroll says the situation was "life-threatening" and that the student left the next morning as agreed.

Management fired Carroll the following Monday. Vatterott's regional vice president, Paul Ferrise, said Tuesday that Carroll had made a "bad decision" and had a "range of options" to help the student.

But Carroll says he had limited options and that policy prohibited him from giving the student a ride in a personal vehicle.

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