The most extreme school punishments: cold lunches to leashes

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What's the lesson to be learned here?-
At an elementary school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, revenge is a dish best served cold and to little kids. When faculty felt that ... more 
Photo by: thinkstock photos
What's the lesson to be learned here?-
At an elementary school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, revenge is a dish best served cold and to little kids. When faculty felt that students weren't properly cleaning up after themselves in the cafeteria, they decided to halt all heated meals for the rest of the week. No more main courses of pizza and tacos, just plain old cold sandwiches. It's not the first time food deprivation has been used to teach kids a lesson. Last year, a New Jersey high school limited students to a diet of bread and cheese for two days after a painfully messy food fight broke out. Whatever happened to detention? Children in this country already have a complicated relationship with food, and one that negotiates their health. Should lessons really be taught on that tender turf? It's the kind of punishment that has principals celebrating their own creativity and students wondering what on earth that weird new rule was all about. But food deprivation is minimal compare less 
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Wed, Nov 9, 2011 1:30 PM EST
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