poor girl! This could've turned into a very dangerous situation! I would have refused to write the letter, but seeing how she was little girl i bet she got scared and wrote it. If i was the parent i would be furious!
It's easy to get pissed off at first, but I think wiser heads prevailed when the parents opted to educate rather than retaliate.
They're giving their daughter a good lesson in tolerance, patience and understanding as well.
When I hear about these things and my blood starts to boil I remind myself of how ignorant I was about diabetes before I was diagnosed. In short, I was just like the people I'm getting pissed at, like the cook in this story.
agreed but if the situation had worsen, let's say she passed out, i'm sure things would have ended totally differently. I'm glad the parents were able to educate, i just hope they got there point across about the seriousness of it all. In other words i hope the administration apologized profusely!
As a former school administrator, I find this story appalling. First, if a child needs a fruit snak and steals it, the administrator should have first figured out what happened before punishment was dealt out. I wonder if who int he world got this thing figured out?
Ok the education is the right move, and one can understand why a lunch person would be upset about stealing. But the thing is lunch personnel should never punish a child. Assistant principals, teachers, counselors and principals punish kids, nto lunch ladies. The nonsense about the apology letter is a standard practice when a kid does something and the adult got angry for no good reason.
I saw this story. It happened in Washington State. What is so bad about it is that Washington has a Diabetes Care law that students with Diabetes are never to be denied food for any reason including nonpayment of fees.
This basically says, they have to allow the girl to eat something whether or not she has the money. The payment can be taken care of later. I certainly hope the school writes the girl and apology.
Okay , you want tolerance ,then they should write her a letter of apology just like they made her do.
The cook may have not known better but their is no excuse for a principal to not know. If, he didn't ,he should have check it out before punishing her. NO EXCUSE FOR PRINICIPAL!!!!!!We entrust our childern into their care . They are to act in the best interest of our children.
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