8th grader shares lunch with hungry peer, receives surprising punishment


What happens when you offer to share your lunch with a hungry peer who doesn’t like the particular food being served in the cafeteria on that day?

Well, if you are a student at Trinity Alps, then you are looking at automatic detention. Such was the unfortunate case with elementary student Kyle Bradford from Weaverville, California who offered to share his lunch and then ended up being punished for it. The superintendent of Trinity Alps stated that students are prohibited from sharing food due to allergy risks and hygiene issues.

It all comes down to safety and liability says superintendent Tom Barnett who stated the following:

“Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals.”

Meanwhile, Kyle’s mother stated how shocked and angry she was when she found out her boy was actually punished for sharing. An act which was driven out of compassion, not rule-breaking. The mother, Sandy Bradford, went on to state: “By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and the physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent.”

Kyle also made a statement regarding the incident. He said that even though he received the detention, he would go ahead and absolutely do it again if someone was hungry.