Girls badly sunburned when school requires doctor's note for sunscreen
A Tacoma, Wash., mom is seeing red after her fair-skinned daughters returned home from school severely sunburned.Violet and Zoe Michener were outside for five hours during the school's year-end 'Field Day, and when they returned home, they had burns and blisters, according to Jesse Michener. They appeared to be in so much pain that she had to take them to a local hospital for treatment.
Apparently the school district treats sunscreen like a medicine, which is a particularly stunning form of stupid. That aside, it's striking that no one thought to, I don't know, get these kids inside? Don't need a prescription to be inside a building, not even in WA. I suspect that there might be more to this story, and that's my own personal code for "my G-d please tell me that not even school administrators are this f**king stupid".
Look, assuming the facts are as presented and these two little girls are, indeed, severely sunburned as a result of the actions of their teachers and school administration, there's going to be a major lawsuit coming. Whether or not there is a doctor's note needed for sunscreen, who's brilliant idea was it to keep kids out in the sun for five hours? What about students that couldn't afford sunscreen? Or forgot it at home? I just don't buy that "they didn't have a doctor's note" is the only reason they got fried to a crisp.
And if everything is as presented, I hope those kids get enough in the lawsuit to get the hell out of that crappy school district and go to a private school with at least an ounce of common sense.
That is all.