Student gets detention for sharing his lunch

Kyle Bradford lunch detention KRCREAG News – by Kyle Olson

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. – Not only is there no such thing as a free lunch, an eighth grader found out the hard way there’s no such thing as a shared lunch, either.

ABC 7 reports Kyle Bradford, an 8th grader at Weaverville Elementary School, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the school-prepared cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.  

After all, friends share.

“It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it,” the 13-year-old tells the news station.

But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has banned the sharing of food, citing food allergies. The student received detention.

“We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals,” superintendent Tom Barnett says, according to KRCR.

Kyle’s mother defended him, saying her son is being punished for his “good manners.”

“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy Bradford tells the news station.

But is it really about allergies?

Back in 2012, a Montana cafeteria employee told EAGnews that seconds were banned, and that wasn’t the only new order issued in the new federal school lunch regulations.

“We’re told we cannot serve seconds, that we cannot save leftover food for the next day. We must throw it away,” our source said at the time.

“What a waste for hungry kids who aren’t getting enough to eat to begin with,” she said.

Surely the lunch regulations championed by Michelle Obama didn’t have anything to do with Weaverville’s policy, did they?


9 thoughts on “Student gets detention for sharing his lunch

  1. So we are punishing people for doing good deeds now? Morality is right out the window here.

    And detention for it? I mean if they were that worried about allergies, a simple, “Be careful” or “Please don’t do that” wouldn’t have sufficed? You had to use excessive disciplinary measures like detention for it?


    It’s like the police needing 6 officers to point their guns at one civilized, unarmed person.

    I’m sure the schools response would be, “Well if the kid gets an allergic reaction and has to go to the hospital, we could get sued.” Oh brother…… 🙄

    I guess you can thank Monsanto and company for poisoning our foods to begin with.

  2. Now, this is just stupid and illogical.

    By the age of 13, the kids know whether or not they have allergies. The peanut kids know not to eat peanuts. The corn and wheat and dairy kids know not to eat those things. They know.

    So if a kid has an allergy (very few of them do), what is more likely is that that kid will say, “I have an allergy to _______ so I’d better not. But thanks, buddy.”

    Most kids don’t have food allergies, at least not anything life threatening. If an allergy kid is unthinking enough to unquestioningly accept allergy food from a friend, then that kid has bigger problems than allergies. And perhaps that kid (the 13 yo kid with allergies who doesn’t know well enough to avoid foods that might kill him) shouldn’t be in public schools, if it is that dangerous of a risk. Even young elementary school kids (age 6 and 7) with life-threatening allergies know that they need to be super careful. Trust me, the parents do not keep this a secret from their child. The kids know how and why to protect themselves.

  3. The shear lunacy we see taking place at the government indoctrination centers is going to get even worse if it is not stopped. For some reason I dont think asking the school board to stop is going to work !

  4. What a crock of S#*t! It’s gettin’ really old this “political correctness” thing and “Submit to your Masters” way of thinking these SOB’s are trying shove down our throats. They haven’t got enough fluoride or aluminum to dumb me down just yet. That gal on “The Word” today most likely broke her red pill in half which explains why she’s about half-way there. I commend her for her efforts and knowing some history, but to say she supported Reagan, I almost upchucked my lunch. Ronnie Reagan, professional spokesman for whatever Corporation paid him the most, danced his way into the Presidency with millions of Corporate dollars at his deposal. Yes, his policies concerning genocide and mass murder in Central America and the drug running was enough for me. I didn’t vote for him as I will not knowingly commit treason by voting to legitimize these criminals in our highest seats of power.

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