A student at Edgewater Elementary School in Volusia County, Florida is being asked to withdraw from the school by her classmates' parents.
The student has a life-threatening peanut allergy and, as a result, her classmates are asked to make accommodations to ensure her safety. Some parents of children at the school say the extra steps their children are taking to ensure the girl's health, such as washing their hands or rinsing out their mouths, are taking away from their own children's learning. Meanwhile, the school is standing by its decision to make accommodations for the student.
Do your kids have allergies? What's your take on the situation?
Jason Carroll reports on the controversy in Florida.
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