Middle School teacher handing out pb cookies to the kids in my sons classroom,WHY?
My 11 year old son, doesn't want to go to Middle school anymore and has had 2 reactions at school, in less than 2 weeks. He has been with this School District for 3 years. Don't know what to do. The school nurse (District Nurse) has assured me that all of the staff members know of any special considerations with the students, and had a highlighted list, especially if the child is in their class. A couple of weeks ago, they were selling a pb/jelly item on the alacarte, which a good amount of the kids love and were eating, including out at recess, he couldn't get away from it, they never have had a peanut free table for him, they told him that he just needs to move if somebody sits next to him eating nuts. I contacted the principal and this item, after quite a struggle was finally removed from lunch. Then just 9 days later my sons teacher handed out peanut butter cookies to each of the kids in the Art class as they were walking in, and offered one to my son, he then told her NO, I AM ALLERGIC, she said she didn't know that, and he then had to leave the classroom and went to the library. He then broke out in hives and felt short of breath. Needless to say he will not be going to school tomorrow. Obviously the nurse didn't inform the teachers of his severe nut allergy. What do we have to do to feel safe at school. The nurse didn't even call me/art teacher, although she was aware because she called my son in the Library. The nurse also said he only needs one epi-pen, and said 2 isn't necessary. She also said she thinks that some of these doctors/allergist just overexhaggerate. Anybody else run into anything like this. My son just wants to be able to feel safe, but now is scared to go, and will that classroom be cleaned thoroughly???
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