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School Sunscreen Ban Leaves Student Severely Sunburned
ABC News ^ | June 24, 2012 | Tanya Rivero

Posted on 06/26/2012 5:27:26 AM PDT by Zakeet

Severely sunburned at school, Violet and Zoe Michener came home from field day so burned that their mother rushed them to the hospital.

It was scorching pain that could have been avoided.

Violet and Zoe Michener came home from field day so burned that their mother rushed them to the hospital.

The sisters aren't just fair-skinned. Zoe has a form of albinism that makes her particularly sun-sensitive.

"Yeah, I was crying about my sunburn," Zoe said.

Mother Jesse Michener of Tacoma, Wash. said she regrets not putting sunscreen on them that morning since it was raining.

Even so, doctors recommend re-applying every 2 to 3 hours when outside but that's against their school rules.

"They couldn't even reapply sunscreen without a doctor's note. They couldn't carry that in their backbacks," said Jesse Michener.

The school district said it has to ban sunscreen because it's state law.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bansunscreen; conservatism; liberals; nannystate; noaccountability; obamacare; regulations; schools; sunburn; suncreen; teachers4cancer; teachers4carcinoma; teachers4melanoma
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Government Libtards always know what's best ... and that is why you silly Freepers should pray that the Supremes do not strike down ObamaCare!

1 posted on 06/26/2012 5:27:32 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Are YOU a “silly FReeper”?


2 posted on 06/26/2012 5:30:08 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Zakeet
The school district said it has to ban sunscreen because it's state law.

This is a common theme in stories about idiotic behavior of school administrators: they must do X or they cannot do Y because of state law. People who are going to use government schools need to pay more attention to what's going on in their state capitals.

Re the sunburn picture, why was a girl with extreme sun sensitivity wearing a bikini top for a day of outdoor activity at school, I wonder. I'm sensitive to the sun, myself, and I wear clothes that cover me, including long pants and a long-sleeve shirt to Cub Scouts day camp.

3 posted on 06/26/2012 5:32:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: Zakeet

My daughter got suspended for cough drops without my COMING IN to the school to sign the form.

Oh, did I say this was HIGH SCHOOL?

They can drive a car, but not take a cough drop unsupervised?


4 posted on 06/26/2012 5:33:29 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Tax-chick

Because most Field Days include water games.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 5:34:30 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Tax-chick

If the school had any sense they would have called off the event, this being reasonably foreseeable. If you cannot furnish protection for it, don’t DO it. Oh, they are cruising for a suing.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 5:37:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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School Sunscreen Ban Leaves Student Severely Sunburned

No wonder kids "graduate" without being able to read - look at the morons running the schools!

7 posted on 06/26/2012 5:38:27 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (An Appeal to Heaven)
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To: autumnraine

I see. I’m out of the loop on schooly life.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 5:38:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: Zakeet

Only “whitey” needs sunscreen.

No problem here.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 5:41:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Tax-chick

They can get an abortion without a parent’s signature, but aren’t allowed to use sunscreen? Is there anything RIGHT with our schools?


10 posted on 06/26/2012 5:41:52 AM PDT by wizwor
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Rumor has it that O will ban sunscreen. His people don’t need it.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 5:43:04 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Zakeet
What these girls need now is a CRAZY, wild eyed, slip-and-fall lawyer.

.... if he costs the state and school board enough money defending stupid "decisions" maybe they could be motivated into a little common sense.....

...but then again, maybe not...

12 posted on 06/26/2012 5:45:10 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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Reason eleventy bajillion and one why my kids are in a private Christian school...


13 posted on 06/26/2012 5:47:00 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

The problem with suing over bad policy for state institutions is the jackballs that were responsible are never held accountable. It just punishes the institution and the taxpayer.

Something needs to be done about this. Those responsible need to be held personally accountble, financially and criminally if applicable.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 5:52:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: deweyfrank
Rumor has it that O will ban sunscreen. His people don’t need it.

I heard they weren't going to ban it, but they were going to tax the crap out of it, because it's white and it works.

15 posted on 06/26/2012 5:55:52 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Tax-chick
The school district said it has to ban sunscreen because it's state law.

My attitude with such statements is "Produce the state law. Give me a photocopy of the page in the State Code that you are referring to, or email me a link to it. Until you do, I'll be proceeding under the assumption that you are full of it."

16 posted on 06/26/2012 6:00:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

“full of it”

you missed a couple of letters... :)


17 posted on 06/26/2012 6:02:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tacticalogic

Whatever happened to the 10% tax on tanning services?


18 posted on 06/26/2012 6:03:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: autumnraine

Remember when a “Field Day” was going to a business, and learning about what happens in the “real world”? Now a “Field Day” is a day at a waterpark, with taxpayer funds footing this party. Education be damned.

And we wonder why our SAT and ACT scores continue to plummet, why our kids have no ambition to do anything for themselves, and why they have an entitlement mentality.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 6:04:26 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: deweyfrank
Rumor has it that O will ban sunscreen. His people don’t need it. Yeah, but they get "ashen", don't they?
20 posted on 06/26/2012 6:07:29 AM PDT by jrg
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