Peanuts in Classroom

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2018 - 4:46am
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My daughter with a severe peanut allergy is in the 2nd grade. We have the epi pen at school, the principal is aware of her allergy and we started off the school year with a talk with the nurse and her teacher. In just the second week of school she came home to tell me that a classroom activity was done that involved putting PB on a fruit snack (to model the earths core, crust, etc.). She was given clay as a substitute but all others in the class were handling the PB all around her. I was shocked! Obviously this is not something we specifically asked them not to do but it seems to me like common sense! In talks with the school thus far - it seems like they are trying to say that precautions were taken (the clay) and that they weren't aware that her allergy was "so bad." To me this is not acceptable. Am I wrong for being so angry? Any tips on how to proceed? We have a meeting set up at the end of the week to discuss.

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