Special need student dies after choking on a muffin in Brooklyn, NYC
21 year old Dyasha Phelps Smith, a special need student, died after choking on a muffin two days ago at the School for International Studies on Baltic St. in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NYC. The young woman was eating a muffin in a classroom when she started to choke. She was rushed by paramedics to the Hospital where she died. According to the mother, her daughter was attending a special education program housed within the school for International Studies during which she was supposed to receive one-to-one attention. The mother also said to the NY Daily News that the school didn’t tell her that her daughter was dead. She learned it from the doctors at the hospital.