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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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: Zakeet
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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To: Zakeet

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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To: Zakeet

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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To: Zakeet
The school district said it has to ban sunscreen because it's state law.
Yeah, it's banned by state law because it has 'chemicals' in it.

I'd chalk this one up to The Law of Untended Consequences. Morons in state legislatures passing some law to address one thing but affects 97 gazillion other things the morons never even thought about -- but are so obvious they should have.

I know, I've been there with a Bill written by my State Rep and was up for a vote in a couple days.

By the time her bill went through the whole 'committee negotiating process' it didn't even resemble her original Bill and intent and then SHE had to work her butt off to 'Kill Her Own Bill'. I got wind of this final version and called her office to 'express my objections'. She was out but she actually called me back (shock). She explained what happened and what she was now trying to do. Thankfully the Bill was killed and never voted on.
Oh and the Untended Consequence I immediately noticed was that if the Bill passed, it would ban tens of thousands of people from ever being able to legally own or possess a firearm and if they already had 'one' they'd HAVE to surrender it (and this in IL where its already bad enough for us). When I mentioned this to her and explained how it would work by this Bill, she was dumbfounded and admitted, "I didn't even think of that".

So I bet this Sun Screen ban is similar due to those 'evil chemicals' that one out of a million might be be allergic to.

21 posted on 06/26/2012 6:07:36 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: tacticalogic

LOL Excellent!


22 posted on 06/26/2012 6:10:59 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Condor51

Hey, here’s a novel idea - let the parents decide what “chemicals” their children will be allowed to have/use.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 6:12:39 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: Zakeet
Err, let me get this straight: Some people are allergic to suncreen, so it must be banned for everyone? What’s wrong with these people??
24 posted on 06/26/2012 6:13:31 AM PDT by cartan
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To: autumnraine
Idiot administrators. Cough drops = sunscreen = vitamin pills = aspirin = Oxycontin = cocaine in their demented minds. Can't you see the connections? Of course, condoms and abortion pills are distributed freely.
25 posted on 06/26/2012 6:16:20 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Zakeet
Some makeup brag about their SPF levels. Do the girls have to check those into the nurse's office and can only reapply it with a doctor's note?

"Mr. Smith, Mr. Smith, my nose is starting to look a little shiny. Can I have a hall pass to see the nurse?"

26 posted on 06/26/2012 6:16:31 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: cartan

That’s the basis of almost all liberal policy -

somebody craps their pants and we all gotta wear diapers.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 6:16:58 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: Vigilanteman

If they don’t have a blanket policy,
then their discretion is required.

With discretion comes responsibility for making a choice.

This is what they try to avoid.

They’re actually not “idiots”, they’re cowards.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 6:18:12 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: Wyatt's Torch

“eleventy bajillion”

May I use that?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 6:19:25 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Hodar

The best day in my life was getting out of school.

The “real world” is so named because cause and effect are related. It’s an atmosphere that is conducive to mental health.

In school, students are insulated from the consequences of their actions, which are often related to meaningless busy-work, to begin with. When actions have no consequences, disorder and confusion reigns.

Just look at the kids exiting these places everyday. Teens don’t have to be this way. They sure as hell weren’t when they began work at age 14.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: wizwor
Is there anything RIGHT with our schools?

They employ many, many people, most of them unionized and rock-solid Democrat voters.

31 posted on 06/26/2012 6:22:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: Zakeet
Laws enacted by politicians drained of common sense and enforced by educators who are in dire need of education. Ignorance has become the new norm for those who consider themselves in charge. Time to dump all of them and start fresh.
32 posted on 06/26/2012 6:28:02 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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To: Zakeet
Laws enacted by politicians drained of common sense and enforced by educators who are in dire need of education. Ignorance has become the new norm for those who consider themselves in charge. Time to dump all of them and start fresh.
33 posted on 06/26/2012 6:29:12 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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To: Hodar
. . . and therein lies the problem. If these kids had been going to someplace where they would have the opportunity to learn, rather than cavort around in a water park, this entire affair would be moot.

. . . besides that sunburn doesn't look all that bad........../ducks

This is the legacy of allowing liberals free reign in our education system for 50 years virtually unchallenged. Now we pay the price for our folly.

Even moreso, this is the result of allowing lawyers to control every facet of the lawmaking process and then not reining in lawsuits. It's difficult to get too outraged over this sort of mindless, one-size-fits-all, behavior when the primary motivator is a school administration's fear of being sued.

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"
34 posted on 06/26/2012 6:29:37 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: PapaBear3625
Produce the state law.

Good point - HSLDA reports are full of cases of schools' either being ignorant of or deliberately ignoring state law.

However, in the case at hand, it appears it's true that the state will not allow government school students to apply sunscreen.

35 posted on 06/26/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: stanne

I stole it too so sure! ;-)


36 posted on 06/26/2012 6:34:38 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Hodar

A minor point, but a field day is usually athletic/physical activity. A field trip is educational tours of businesses, etc. Different activities.


37 posted on 06/26/2012 6:35:02 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Zakeet

Stupid is as stupid does.

Bureaucrats are not known for anything resembling common sense, intelligence or critical thinking. That’s why they are bureaucrats.

Its the only occupation that demands you be brain dead and stupid.

And BeeHO has increased the number of these mind numbed zombies by a thousand fold.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 6:39:53 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Zakeet

Stupid is as stupid does.

“Duuhhh, da rools are da rools an I gotta follow da rools.”

Bureaucrats are not known for anything resembling common sense, intelligence or critical thinking. That’s why they are bureaucrats.

Its the only occupation that demands you be brain dead and stupid.

And BeeHO has increased the number of these mind numbed zombies by a thousand fold.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 6:41:52 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: MrB

I agree. Just think if they let any kids use sunscreen and one kid was allergic and had a bad reaction? No one wants to be responsible for something that could be bad or unhealthy.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 6:42:16 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: ConradofMontferrat

Aww Jeez, I thought I caught that first post before it launched.

My bad.


41 posted on 06/26/2012 6:43:23 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: metmom

Another reason...


42 posted on 06/26/2012 6:50:38 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Zakeet
Sunscreens are regulated by the FDA as an over the counter drug.

HUH?

Since WHEN?

I see it all over the shelves here in Vt in all kinds of stores as I did when I spent 3 months in Florida this past Winter.

43 posted on 06/26/2012 7:04:14 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: Zakeet
I blame the parents.

The parents should have dressed the kid for outdoor sun exposure. We didn't have sunscreen in my day and fair skinned kids wore hats and shirts, even when swimming, here in AZ. Or mommy should have kept the sun-sensitive darling home that day.

44 posted on 06/26/2012 7:48:06 AM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: MrB
The Texas Hammer

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

Thomas Sowell

45 posted on 06/26/2012 8:17:16 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Zakeet

We see/read this nonsense almost every day and yet there are still those who support the current commie union teacher infested public school system.

Why on earth, given all of recorded history, do people continue to put faith in government doing anything correct?

It would seem only our founders had the brains to grasp this simple concept, and the communists have been working for decades to bury the founders wisdom. Seems others need to get buried.


46 posted on 06/26/2012 8:36:54 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: MrB

I would submit that this was ‘first hand’ child abuse.

As such any school official that participated in the decision should be registered as a child abuser, and forbidden by law from ever holding a position again where children were involved.

I am so sick of these limp wristed Leftist abusers.


47 posted on 06/26/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Zakeet; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

With all the broohaha about skin cancer and the medical community recommending wearing sunscreen even in the winter, because, LORD knows, someone's skin might catch a ray or two or UV and get skin cancer, WTH is this school doing BANNING sunscreen?!?!?!?!

48 posted on 06/26/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Zakeet
The Tanning Mom needs to chime in!

49 posted on 06/26/2012 9:34:52 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Zakeet
I absolutely love to read the comments from the anti school fringe crowd. No matter what happens the school is wrong. If a students is allowed to take medication and has an allergic reaction sue the school. If they don't allow the student to take it with out a doctors note or parental permission and something happens, sue the school.

The folks here have all the bases covered.

50 posted on 06/27/2012 2:17:17 AM PDT by verga (Every single cult leader believes in home schooling....Think about it.)
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