Texas School District Bans Sunscreen

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  1. BethSucks

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    Not many worse places than Texas to not allow sunscreen at school:

    Stern related because Beth's feet block out the sun.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/06/0...over-schools-sunscreen-ban/?intcmp=latestnews

    A Texas mom is angry over a school ban on sunscreen that she says led to her daughter getting a severe sunburn during a field trip.
    The North East Independent School District has the restriction because it considers sunscreen toxic, and fears kids will eat it, parent Christy Riggs, of San Antonio, told Fox News.
    “The reality is: Children don’t eat sunscreen and they’re not going to,” Riggs said.
    School district spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor told ABC News that allergic reactions to sunscreen are one of the numerous reasons the district does not allow sunblock in its 72 schools.
    “We don’t want students sharing sunscreen,” Chancellor told the station. “If students get it in their eyes or react badly to the sunscreen it can be quite serious.”
    The district treats sunscreen as a medicine, Chancellor said, and requires a doctor’s note to apply it at school.
    Riggs, whose father died of skin cancer this year, says the ban is hurting the schoolchildren.
    “We want to teach our children to eat healthier, yet we have them outside and let them burn,” Riggs said.
    “I’m not saying all children should be required to bring sunscreen,” Riggs said. “But skin cancer is on the rise and reapplying at school shouldn’t be an issue.”
    According to KCTV 5, Chancellor said parents who know their children may be outdoors should send them to school fully covered in sunscreen.
    Officials at Northeast ISD said they review policies every year and may revisit the sunscreen ban.
     
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    When will Dawg address this? :howdy:
     
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    He don't need no stinking sunscreen!
     
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    just one diagnosed case of child skin cancer and that family owns that town.
     
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    Schools need to get back to education, not nannying or indoctrination.
     
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    dont know about Texas, but in NYC the schools have to nanny because so many of the parents have no time anymore as both work at least one job. many work multiple jobs and do not see their kids awake during much of the day so the kids are raised by older siblings who don't know right from wrong.
     
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    According to the article, young Texans like to eat sunscreen. Go figure that one out.

    I did eat some paste as a kid though. Kinda minty...
     
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    Safe and non-toxic.

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    You send your kid out on a field trip outdoors without sunscreen in west Texas and you might just be taking them to the ER later. True story.
     
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    i am not doubting that. its only a matter of time before the school and town is sued and the kid's family is awarded the town as compensation.
     
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    Blame the lawyers.
     
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    Even wearing a hat and long sleeve shirt?
     
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    They're insufficient: neither blocks UV or ground reflected sunlight. Google it.
     
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    listen i don't need him getting deported for mistakenly being a browner more terroristic race. you make sure he gets all the sunscreen he needs! :grad:
     
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    This is patently ridiculous. No ones EATING sunscreen. And if you get some in your eyes, it stings for a second then your fine.
     
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    Sunscreen might be linked to skin cancer as well. Just cover up when in prolonged sun exposure
     
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    Keep giving your children to these people to be "educated".
     
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