Dad posts meddling note sent home by teacher over packed lunch

Dad posts meddling note sent home by teacher over packed lunch
By ABC News
Published: January 23, 2015, 9:40 pm

KIRSKVILLE, Mo. (ABC) – A fed-up Missouri father posted a photo of the letter he received from his daughter’s substitute teacher who criticized the girl’s lunch.

One problem: the teacher didn’t see her whole lunch.

Dr. Justin Puckett was asked to sign a note sent home with his daughter Alia after the teacher saw her eating marshmallows and chocolate at lunch earlier this week.

He refused to do so, and posted it online instead, saying that it was just the latest in what he sees as a growing trend of overreaching by authorities.

What the cafeteria worker and the substitute missed, however, was that the 8-year-old also had four pieces of ham and a low fat string cheese rather than a sandwich, since “we don’t eat a lot of bread,” said Puckett, who is double board certified in osteopathic family medicine and obesity medicine.

Kirksville, Missouri, school superintendent Damon Kizzire has apologized for the incident and said that the way it’s “being blown out of proportion is way out of line with how it was intended. It was all meant with the best of intentions.”

That school superintendent is blowing smoke. SEnding the note home was egregious; demanding it be signed and returned was all the more insulting. This substitute teacher desperately need a good rap on the snout. And maybe that school district will “help” him/her understand proper exercise of authority before using him/her as a sub again.

The cafeteria worker saw the kid with four pieces of chocolate and marshmallows and told the teacher it was four chocolate bars and marshmallows. Two of the pieces of chocolate were brought for other kids.

Sounds like a lot of people were making assumptions and not checking out the facts. This reminds me of how liberals tell half truths about republicans. :tongue:

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