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Old 04-03-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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This is ridiculous. No, I don't agree that the child should get kicked out of school, it's not their fault. But the school has really gone too far. Guess what, I'm allergic to soy products, all pork products (bacon, ham, pepperoni, sausages), some fish, most shellfish. When I was in school I never had a problem with allergies. I always had to bring my own lunch because the school would sometimes not offer anything besides pork or fish, but I never made a big deal about it. I would just politely ask my friends who were eating pork to not touch me or my food and that's it. Some days it would be worse because even the smell of the pork in the cafeteria would make my eyes water and the inside of my nose to swell up. I would just eat outside. Big deal. This is preposterous.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Easthampton, MA
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My daughter is lactose intolerant, no dairy at all, should I have milk thrown out of her school??? She is smart enough not to drink it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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My daughter is lactose intolerant, no dairy at all, should I have milk thrown out of her school??? She is smart enough not to drink it.
Growing up, I was too.

People expect their child to be educated without having to deal with unreasonable requests. We should be teaching our children to be accommodating to others. However, there is a fine line between caring for others and going far beyond for one student.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: You know... That place
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This whole thing is ridiculous. Both sides are going too far. The school is making unreasonable demands of all of the students. What if my child is allergic to the oral disinfectant you are trying to force her to use 3 times a day? It is very possible. U.K. Woman Dies in Dentist's Chair After Allergic Reaction - FoxNews.com . I know this isn't exactly the same, but it is just showing that you can be allergic to anything.

There is a point where it goes from trying to protect one child (banning peanut products from the school) to distracting the students from getting a good education. I also don't think it is fair to impose these rules on my child. Maybe I don't want my child to wash her hands that often because I am trying to build up her immune system. (I am not saying this is true. It is just an example.) Also, how do the parents protect her when they take her to the grocery store, the mall, etc? I am sure they don't walk into the mall and tell everyone they need to all wash their hands, wipe down every surface with a disinfectant, use an oral disinfectant, and then have the peanut sniffing dog go through the entire mall before this girl enters.

On the other hand, the people trying to get this girl kicked out of school are going a bit extreme. Of course, I don't have all of the facts so they may have tried this already, but couldn't they have just asked to have the rules lightened up a bit? Maybe started with fighting the strict rules before kicking her out? Like I said though, they may have already tried that.
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