Schools and epinephrine

The following article is a good read, which provokes the question; should schools be allowed to stock epi-pens? What are your thoughts? Please share.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/05/07/should-school-nurses-stock-epi-pens.html

I think that schools should be able to stock epi-pens because there are situations where a child may be reacting for the first time. Maybe the question becomes “how far is the school from the closest hospital?”. However in all honesty, I don’t know why there would be issues in having them on hand, “just in case”. I do not see there being any harm in having them. I think it would make staff and parents more comfortable knowing that they had an option if for some reason the allergic kid forgot their epi-pen that day, or someone went into Anaphylactic shock for the first time in their lives. There is nothing worse than being completely helpless when someone needs aid. I have had a handful of anaphylactic reactions and they can get bad REALLY fast! Without a dose of epinephrine nothing else that would have helped me.