13-Year-Old Gets Punished at School With Detention for Sharing His Lunch With His Friend

13-Year-Old Gets Punished at School With Detention for Sharing His Lunch With His Friend

Just when you thought that the education system couldn’t be any more ridiculous, there’s this story. In an effort to prevent lawsuits, Trinity Alps Unified School District has instituted a policy that states that no student can share their lunch with another student. Apparently this policy is so strict that when Kyle Bradford, 13, gave a friend his uneaten lunch, he was given detention.

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Kyle Bradford went through the lunch line at Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville, California, on Tuesday. He got a Chicken burrito. The only problem was he wasn’t particularly hungry. When he got to his table, he saw a friend who had received a cheese sandwich.

That’s when Bradford was faced with a choice: throw away his burrito, or give it to a friend who wasn’t excited about his sandwich. He chose the latter, and that’s when he was slapped with detention.

The school went about this in the wrong way. To punish a young man for doing a good deed simply because the school is afraid that a student might be allergic to something is absurd. The child should be aware what he or she is allergic to, and eat accordingly; it is the school’s job to provide options, not regulate sharing of food among students.

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