Originally Posted by JohnnyBreakdance
I'm sorry, but schools can't be expected to bend over backward for everyone. Someone from the school should eventually clean the classroom but it may take awhile.
Yes, schools can be expected to keep all children safe. Parents of children with food allergies and people with food allergies pay taxes too. And you know what... there's alot more of us than there use to be. So yes, in this country it is a right for a child to go to school in a safe environment where he or she will not die while learning how to read.
It is NOT a right for kids to have any sort of treats in school. In fact last year the Federal Government enacted strict Wellness Policies that limit treats and what types of treats in a way to combat childhood obesity. Schools that don't follow these can loose federal dollars.
So NO a child is NOT being denied personal liberties by not eatting Sundaes or even Peanut Butter and Jelly at School. But children who are denied access to safe education are being denied access to equal education which is against the law.
You either don't have kids, think you will never have a child with a food allergy, never have loved someone with a food allergy, or you are naive enough to think you will never develope a food allergy. Yes, adults develop food allergies all the time.
I can tell you EVERY CHILD that I know with a food allergy wishes he or she could eat ANYTHING like his friends can. And EVERY PARENT with a child with a food allergy only wishes that we DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR CHILD DYING AT SCHOOL OR IN THE CARE OF SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE OF SOMETHING HE OR SHE TOUCHED.
One day you to might actually love someone with a food allergy.... maybe then you will get it.