The debate continues on Cape Cod. Are food allergies a disability? Should schools ban peanuts and peanut butter? I personally have mixed feelings about bans in middle and high schools, though I think they may be fitting for young elementary grades, when children are too young to read on their own, rendering label reading impossible. More frightening than a lack of a ban are the actions of those strongly opposed to the bans--purposefully exposing anaphylactic and severely allergic children to potentially fatal foods. To a child with a life threatening allergy, isn't that almost akin to carrying a gun to school?
Check out this article: Severe Nut Allergies Are a Disability, DOE Says