As reported yesterday, two Lake Travis Excessive College soccer gamers unfold peanuts in a teammate’s locker in October, understanding he has a extreme peanut allergy.
Though the varsity wouldn’t verify how the scholars have been disciplined, mother and father chatting with FOX 7 Austin confirmed the scholars obtained a two-week suspension ensuing within the gamers sitting out one sport, not even amounting to a slap on the wrist.
Outraged mother and father attending the Lake Travis ISD college board assembly Wednesday demanded extra extreme self-discipline.
“Since this incident, my son has confronted backlash and retaliation nearly day by day,” mentioned Shawna Mannon, the sufferer’s mom, to the board.
“A few teammates on his varsity soccer crew have been asking about his allergy to peanuts and requested if it may kill him,” mentioned Mannon. “If it have been to the touch him, or wouldn’t it kill him in the event that they put them in his cleats or in his uniform? He mentioned, ‘Sure, it completely may.’”
Dad and mom confirmed the incident was recorded.
“As he grabbed the uniform, peanuts fell out in every single place,” mentioned Mannon. “He set every little thing down and left the locker room in shock. He seen hives began to develop on his arms nearly instantly.”
“After seeing how the district dealt with the incident in October, college students with meals allergy symptoms must dwell in worry that our allergy symptoms could possibly be weaponized towards us,” mentioned a Lake Travis pupil.
Belinda Vaca, who misplaced her personal son to anaphylaxis from peanut ingestion in 2014 and labored to have a state legislation handed generally known as “The Sergio Lopez Meals Allergy Consciousness Act,” spoke out on the assembly.
“Anytime I hear one thing like this, I’m an advocate,” mentioned Vaca.
“I misplaced my solely little one, on June 26, 2014, after he ate a veggie taco, and he requested 3 times ‘Does it have peanuts?’ They advised him no.”
Vaca and different Lake Travis mother and father are demanding extra self-discipline for the perpetrators.
“What does the LTISD Scholar Code of Conduct require as punishment for such a critical offense?,” mentioned a LTISD resident. “Obligatory expulsion. We now have insurance policies in place in our handbook, and we have to keep on with them and implement them.”
You possibly can see the FOX 7 Austin observe up information report on the varsity board assembly right here:
We urge you to e-mail the LTISD college board and voice your considerations. You are able to do so utilizing the hyperlink on the conclusion of the prior article right here.
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