School parents want girl with peanut allergy sent home - page 3

ORLANDO, Florida-Some public school parents in Edgewater, Florida, want a first-grade girl with life-threatening peanut allergies removed from the classroom and home-schooled, rather than deal with... Read More

  1. by   LACA
    There have been MANY good questions and thoughts raised here....If this was simply a case of a child who had a mild to moderate peanut allergy, I would be fine with the school making things easier for her...but it's not. This is a child with a FATAL allergy. No way in the world is it possible for the school to completely maintain her safety. If this was my child, there would be no question that she would be homeschooled. The risk of giving her the socialization and other things that public school provides is just too dangerous---it's absolutely impossible to make sure that she would be safe.
  2. by   Heidi the nurse
    Agree, LACA. As a parent of 3 children, there is no way in heck I would send my child to school as a first grader if she truly was so allergic that smelling peanuts could cause a reaction. From everything I have read this is extremely rare (maybe not even possible), but still, if the parents believe it. And as it says right there on my care plans - "allergic reactions usually occur when a person eats something they ate was safe".
  3. by   LACA
    Honestly, I don't see why the parents are even making it a problem with the public school....Maybe i'm just being completely oblivious here, but we aren't talking about hives and watery eyes...we're talking LIFE AND DEATH. As a parent, I just can't fathom even considering sending my child to a public OR private school with that type of allergy...I would be terrified that something minor would go wrong and my child would die...I just don't understand the reasoning behind this.
  4. by   Marathonrunner79
    This whole allergy things has become out of hand. These kids go out in public to malls, the beach, etc where their is peanut butter. Other kids should not have to be banned from bringing peanut butter, that is not fair. There has to be a reasonable half way. Perhaps if it is life threatening the peanut kids should eat in a special room together as a group and not be in the cafe if it is "life threatening"