I just read a news story about a middle school student in Lexington, KY. The student, who has a known allergy to peanut, was harassed by a fellow student when the he put peanut butter cookie crumbs into the victim’s lunchbox. (You can read the story here.) I know that huge strides have been made (thanks to all of the moms who are responsible!), but I have to say that when I hear stories like this, I become even more grounded in my decision to home school!
I am sure, or at least I hope, that the student responsible for the incident performed did so out of pure stupidity and not menace. Just as soon as I think people are “getting it” about how serious food allergies are, I am brought back to reality- school is just not safe enough(in my own humble opinion) for my peanut allergy child! I cannot take that chance. I love him too dearly to put him in harms way.