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DC School Ignored ‘Hot’ Boy With Sickle Cell, Mom Says

A Washington, D.C.-area boy is in the hospital this week after his teacher allegedly told him to return to his school work when he said he didn’t feel well, his mother says.

Blake Ford, 9, a student at the DC Scholars Public Charter School, has sickle-cell anemia, a disorder in which red blood cells are crescent-shaped and don’t carry oxygen throughout the body as well as they should, mom Tyesha Ford told ABC News Washington affiliate WJLA-TV. Complications range from fatigue to stroke.