To most, they're just snacks on a plane or part of an innocent lunchtime PB&J. To an ever-increasing number of kids, though, even minimal exposure to peanuts can mean a trip to the hospital - or even death.
In Volusia County, Florida, parents of children at Edgewater Elementary School are demanding that one allergic girl withdraw from school, so that their children will not have to take such precautions as leaving their lunches outside or washing their hands before class. They argue that the time taken to enact these measures is stealing too much focus from their own children's learning, but the school is standing behind these measures, saying they're legally required to provide a safe environment for the first grader.
The majority of the voters seem to indicate that while they're okay with some accommodations being made, the onus should be on the individual parents. The over 2,200-plus comments got...heated, to say the least.
Yes, there's a good chance the naysayers here were trolling to stir up trouble and likely, hopefully would not take glee in the death of an allergic child, but still, we were grateful to encounter a few more statements touting the need for modicum of compassion.
So, to echo Michael:
*For purposes of the poll, if you don't have kids, feel free to jump in and pick a theoretical side.
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