This discussion has exposed some real weirdos. I can’t believe what I’m reading. Do some of you really believe that it’s ok for a kid to die for the convenience of others (not, as some claimed, for the greater good)? There is no excuse for saying it’s ok for kids to die at school.
My guess is that those of you saying that don’t actually have kids of your own. Your world view changes when you have a kid and you’ll do anything to protect yours and others.
Anyway here is what it comes down to:
1) The problem isn’t that a kid might accidentally EAT peanut butter, its that peanuts in the same room could kill a kid. Much different from the sugar vs diabetic kids argument.
2) We don’t allow bringing weapons and poison into schools. If peanut dust is poisonous to even one kid or employee, it shouldn’t be brought in, official ban or not.
3) Parents can avoid taking allergic children to many places, but the kids must go to school. Sending your kids to school actually is for the greater good as well as for the kid’s own survival.
4) If it was your kid, you’d want special treatment too.
5) It’s just peanut butter, people. There are lots of other healthy foods for kids. The sugar-based peanut butter that most kids get that are now banned from that school aren’t good for them anyway. Too much sugar is bad for their health and impairs learning.
Thanks scotbb for trying to explain reality to some of these folks. I especially like your reasonable explanation of how evolution works and why it doesn’t apply here.
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