When parents send their children to school, they expect the school officials to take care of them. Parents want their kids to be safe at what is supposed to be the safest place for a child. However, schools are also places where every kid’s rights should be protected. The country has seen an increase in peanut allergies in the last 10 years or so. Many schools like East High have taken the precaution to prohibit the eating of peanuts. Students cannot bring any edibles that contains peanuts due the risk that some students might have a severe allergy.
But the big questions are: Is it right to prohibit the consumption of peanuts? Is it a violation of the rights of the students? And why can’t the student with the allergies bring their own EpiPen in case of emergency? For sure it is for the safety of a few, but in a way stepping on the rights of others. Prohibiting the consumption of peanuts is a violation of the rights of an individual.
Should the safety of a few infringe on the rights of many?
It surely is food for thought.