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Can I ask a question? Tell me, is it so wrong for your child to give you the milk he doesn’t want for breakfast to take home so he can drink it later?

I have a child in elementary school here in Elizabethtown. He gave me his milk to take home so he can drink it later at home. Can you believe I was accused of stealing?

The principal called the law on me and they came to my house and gave me a warning.

Is it so wrong for your child to give you the milk to take home so he can drink it later, instead of it being thrown in the trash? There is so much milk and juice and food that is in plastic wrapping being thrown in the trash at lunch, not just at breakfast. This is a waste. Wouldn’t it be better for the child to take home what they don’t eat or drink that is in plastic wrap and unopened than being threw away?

So many children go hungry because they have no food in the evening for supper. It is better for the items to be given to parents or guardians to take home so they can be eaten or drank instead of it being wasted.

Come on, how can we say this is a federal regulation and against the law? I say the government needs to open their eyes and change that policy. As for the principal going to the extreme of calling the law, that is a bit too much.

Now tell me something what is the difference of the teacher giving kids bags of food that come from the cafeteria at the end of the week to bring home? Isn’t this stealing too?

Well, I don’t know what can be done about this, but I am going to pursue this.

Mary Gaskins


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