School Nurse Refused To Give Student His Inhaler During Asthma Attack | The nurse at a Florida high school would not give 17-year-old Michael Rudi his inhaler during an asthma attack because his mother had not signed a medical release form allowing him to use the prescription medication at school. A school official found the medication in Rudi’s locker, but without the form, officials took away the inhaler even though Rudi was having trouble breathing. When his mother Sue Rudi arrived, she told a local TV station that she saw her son collapsing from his asthma attack while the nurse watched him. “How dare you deny my son something that we all take for granted, breath,” said Sue Rudi. “Why didn’t someone call 911?” A school official said it was policy to call 911 when a student can’t breathe, but didn’t know why no one called during Rudi’s asthma attack.