Area principal nearly charged with crime for helping student suffering asthma attack

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The Woodland police chief says no charges will be filed against a school principal who gave her prescription inhaler to a student having an asthma attack.

Chief Phillip Crochet says Woodland Middle School Principal Cari Thomson may have acted illegally by sharing a prescription medication, but it may have saved the boy's life.

The Daily News reports the father of the seventh-grader is sure Thomson was trying to help his son last month, but he worried her inhaler was too strong for him.

Thomson is on leave while the district investigates other complaints brought by teachers and parents.