Why are penuts banned from school?

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  1. ShadowSoldier
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    This may come off as me sounding like a dick, but I don't get it.

    Just because people are allergic to nuts, the rest of the people have to suffer? I mean, for me, when I was going to school, I didn't like having meat, I just had penut butter and jelly sandwiches. And now that nuts and everything is banned, I have to suffer for it because people are allergic?

    The way I see it, just don't come around me when I'm eating my lunch. A lot of people are allergic to different things besides nuts, yet none of those got banned in school. So why should the rest of us have to suffer and change our diet and lunches just because some people are allergic? I really don't think it's fair.
     
  2. emigre

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    Its a precaution innit.
     
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    wow your school sucks .....
     
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    Because peanut allergies are violent and more dangerous than most other allergies.
     
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    I guess if there is someone you have a grudge against, and they happen to have a peanut allergy, you could also use that against them.
     
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  7. ShadowSoldier
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    Ya but a lot of people only react to nuts when it either touches them or they come near it, like, 3 feet away. A person should have the right to eat nuts if they aren't allergic to it, just as long as they don't go near others that are.
     
  8. Raiser

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    In addition, peanut allergies are (probably) the most common of all food allergies.
     
  9. Tom

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    SOme people have an allergy to peanuts if even the smell is inhaled? That's all I got
     
  10. Veho

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    Schools just don't want a food fight to result in actual deaths.
     
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    What schools even have food fights these days?
     
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    I always saw food fights as an urban myth. I sure as hell never had one in my entire schooling.
     
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    Yeah, same here. The worst I ever saw was three kids throwing their moldy bread at each other, which lasted for about 10 seconds.
     
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    What are penuts? LOL There are so many other things being forced on people today, like homosexuality for instance. People are being forced through laws, and minority peer pressure, to accept it. I guess these same people have now taken up a cause for penuts.
     
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    theres a school here that holds an annual food fight, who stands more time without get hit by the foods(even pineapples) win.
     
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    I agree it sucks and would probably tell people to grow a pair but from a pure risk management standpoint it probably makes sense. Likewise although it is a somewhat violent reaction for some others can just be a matter of going blue in the corner and "community in shock as child dies 4 meters from oblivious teacher" (replace with capitals and/or add in straight A, big university scholarship sporting, sports team captain...... according to taste or lack of decency of chosen rag) is the sort of headline, despite being really ill informed, that grows legs.

    On top of this some kids probably do not know better and will trade with people thus triggering things and the average minimum wage type that staffs a canteen is probably not best equipped to handle such a situation (if one of the more medically inclined 'tempers comes along I am sure they can relay a story of their first encounter with anaphylaxis or indeed stories of the first encounters of others- it is quite often a telling experience).

    Edit- as for food fights. Schools not so much, parties (child and adult), weddings and funerals/wakes yes.
     
  18. Gahars

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    ...Because the allergy is very common, often sensitive, and life threatening?

    Banning all peanut butter is extreme, sure, but the rationale is understandable. Plus, I love peanut butter as much as the next non-allergic guy, but are you really "suffering" from just having eat something else for lunch?
     
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  19. ShadowSoldier
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    Again, some kids (like my older brother and sister when they were in school), don't eat meat for sandwiches, they wanted penut butter and jelly. Not really a whole lot of other alternatives out there.
     
  20. Gahars

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    Ask, and ye shall receive.

    And I know that sucks, but (from the school's POV) what's the greater inconvenience: some kids have to find a replacement for their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or someone dies?
     
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