From the NY Post:
Bonnie Wiener, wife of Assistant Principal Mitchell Wiener, said her husband could have not fallen ill -- and ended up on a ventilator -- had the Health Department and Department of Education officials closed IS 238 in Hollis sooner.
"They're trying to make him into a sick, old man," Bonnie Wiener told The Post this morning.
She said her 55-year-old husband -- who has the most severe illness in the city from the virus to date -- had told officials last week that the school should be closed.
Bonnie Wiener said the city "lulled us into a false sense of security" when it came to the swine fever outbreak.
Contrary what Mayor Bloomberg reported yesterday, he does not have a preexisting condition, she said Wiener only suffers from controlled high blood pressure and is otherwise in good health.
Wiener's kids also came to their father's defense, saying he's not a sick man.
"He does not have any diabetes and does not have any heart issues," said Adam Wiener, 23. "It was very rough last night... He's still in critical condition. I believe it all to be caused by swine flu."