User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : Student Burned Due To School Policy Banning Sunscreen
Posted by Randy on 2014/6/6 4:23:40 (2750 reads) News by the same author

SAN ANTONIO (KSAT/CNN) - A woman who said skin cancer runs in her family was upset after her 10-year-old daughter came back from a field trip sunburned because of a school policy that doesn't allow sunscreen.
Click to see original Image in a new window

"It just doesn't make sense," Christy Riggs said. "When you have a school field trip or a field day, which they're out there for an extended period of time, they should be allowed to carry sunscreen and reapply."

The policy of the Northeast Independent School District is that sunscreen is not allowed on school grounds without a doctor's note because it is considered a medication.

"Typically, sunscreen is a toxic substance, and we can't allow toxic things in to be in our schools," Northeast ISD spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said. "We have to look at the safety of all of our students, and we can't allow children to share sunscreen. They could possibly have an allergic reaction. They could ingest it. It's really a dangerous situation."

Chancellor said parents who know their children may be outdoors should send them to school fully covered in sunscreen.

Riggs said her father recently died from skin cancer.

"Where do you draw the line?" she asked. "Do we say no hand sanitizer? Do we allow them to stop school glue? When you have several hundred children on a field day being burnt, then we have to ask ourselves, 'What do you want? Do we want them to be safe or not?'"

Northeast ISD said every year it reviews school policies, and it may revisit the policy on sunscreen.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/4/22 10:41:35 - Young Family Trusts To Benefit NCMC Students
2015/4/22 10:01:35 - Herrera Suspended, Ventura Fined For Throwing At Lawrie
2015/4/22 9:50:00 - Plattsburg Girls, Trenton Boys Win Team Titles At TMS Relays
2015/4/22 8:34:10 - Hog Farm Dispute Brings Large Audience To Grundy County Courthouse
2015/4/22 8:30:00 - Chillicothe Boys Win Cameron Relays, Trenton Girls Finish Third
2015/4/22 8:28:38 - Hornets Sweep Bulldogs In Varsity Tennis
2015/4/22 8:20:18 - Trenton Golfers Beat Chillicothe In Tuesday Duel
2015/4/22 8:12:56 - Applications Being Sought For Livestock-Related Honor
2015/4/22 8:02:57 - Route A, In Southwest Mercer County, To Close On Thursday
2015/4/22 7:54:05 - Highway Patrol Sergeant Recognized For Life-Saving Efforts During September Flooding
2015/4/22 7:44:27 - Oklahoma Rape Suspect Arrested Along I-35 In Northwest Missouri
2015/4/22 7:38:43 - University Of Missouri Receives Bomb Threat, "All Clear" Issued
2015/4/22 7:33:15 - Maryville Teen Passes Away After Monday Night Wreck
2015/4/22 7:30:00 - Maysville Woman Dies In Gentry County Accident
2015/4/21 18:08:10 - Mizzou Adds Illinois JUCO Duo To 2015-2016 Hoops Roster
2015/4/21 18:03:06 - NCMC Swept In Baseball Double-Dip At Crowder
2015/4/21 17:55:16 - Trenton's Croy Challenges Strong Helias Squad At Macon Tournament
2015/4/21 17:50:06 - LeBlond Dominates Tennis Duel At Trenton
2015/4/21 17:50:00 - NCMC Softball Seeded #4 In Region 16 Tournament
2015/4/21 9:50:00 - TMS Boys Win Brookfield Relays
2015/4/21 9:40:00 - Trenton's "City-Wide Garage Sales" Coming Saturday
2015/4/21 9:30:00 - Animal Feeding Operation Proposed In Rural Grundy County
2015/4/21 9:29:09 - New Date Set For Grundy County Murder Trial
2015/4/21 9:20:00 - Putnam County Accident Injures Lucerne Man
2015/4/21 9:13:30 - Gallatin Native Ties Masters Champion In PGA Event
2015/4/21 9:10:00 - Linn County Accident Sends Two To Columbia Hospital
2015/4/21 9:07:09 - Webb City Offensive Lineman Verbals To Mizzou
2015/4/21 8:15:57 - Royals Recall Calixte From Omaha, Demote Fuentes
2015/4/20 14:00:57 - Chillicothe Police Arrest Man On Marijuana Possession Charges
2015/4/20 11:29:17 - Speed Limit For U.S. 65 In Trenton Drops To 45 MPH



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM