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Old 01-31-2014, 09:03 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A six-year-old boy who went to school with a bag of Mini Cheddars in his packed lunch has been suspended for four days after teachers said it contravened its healthy eating policy.
Riley Pearson, from Colnbrook, near Slough, was excluded from Colnbrook C of E Primary School after teachers discovered the snack and called in his parents.

Read more: Boy, six, suspended from school for four days after he was found to have a packet of Mini Cheddars in his lunchbox | Mail Online
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:15 PM
Location: The High Seas
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Yes. Things have gotten ridiculous.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:50 PM
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Well, thank God, those idiotic, over-reactive administrators are not in the good old USA. Always good to know that buffoonery knows no geographic bounds.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:00 PM
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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This story from Britain should serve as cautionary tale for us. Believe me, we have Healthy Eating Policy storm troopers-in-waiting.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Location: Sudcaroland
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Things go a little too far sometimes. If they really didn't want him to eat those crackers, they could have put them in trash, with a letter explaining why to the parents, end of story...
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:55 PM
Location: Geneva, IL
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Misleading headline.

After a meeting with headmaster Jeremy Meek, they were sent a letter telling
them Riley would be excluded from Wednesday until Monday because he had been
'continuously breaking school rules'.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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They appeared to look like little machine guns in the eyes of the Britcommies.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:33 AM
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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He could have thrown one at somebody and put an eye out. Have to nip that sort of behavior in the bud as soon as it rears its ugly head.

Seriously, though - what always puzzles me about these stories is how a school administrator with such a completely warped and draconian approach to dealing with children ever finds themselves in the education field to begin with. Why would someone who has no understanding of what it means to be a child want to spend a career working with them?
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Location: Ohio
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The Daily Mail is the UK equivalent of the National Enquirer - nasty, puerile little rag for the hard of thinking, who want the frisson of outrage from reading about immigrants stealing their jobs, or that something a corporation is doing will give them cancer.

So I imagine this is the last in a loooooong line of hassles they've had with this self-entitled family thinking their desire to pick a fight for the sake of it overrides the rights of the other several hundred or so children to get an education in peace, without some annoying little scrote sucking up all the teacher's attention because his parents tell him he's too much of a precious individual snowflake to follow the rules. Apparently he eats 'loads' of fruit and veg at home after school, so why is it that much of a problem to put some of that in his lunch and let him eat chips for his afternoon snack at home?

I'd much rather my daughter's school here had some sort of principles about healthy eating. I've been in for Lunch With Parents days, and kids all around me - 7 and 8 year olds - are opening up boxes containing a can of soda, a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, and a 'fruit' gummy snack. Period. And don't even get me started on the constant dripfeed of in-classroom candy bribes as a behavior modification tool.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Children are supposed to be in school and learning their "3 R's.......NOT forced to stay away for any length of time (a'beit some form of illness being the exception)
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