I thought out-0f-control food fights were the stuff of TV movies, but apparently they happen – and too often at Berkmar High School in Lilburn. The persistence of food fights led frustrated administrators to close the school cafeteria this week.
Principal Ken Johnson sent a letter to parents stating, “We have had a number of food-throwing incidents in the cafeteria in the last few weeks, and as a result, students will be served lunch in their 5th-period classrooms until this Friday. All students will have the option to receive a balanced meal, just as they do when we serve lunch in the cafeteria, only with a reduced number of choices.”
Johnson noted that staff members monitor lunch periods and have identified and disciplined a few students for throwing food.
This is a parent problem, not a school problem. If you have raised a kid self-centered and arrogant enough to ignore teachers and cafeteria staff and throw food to the point the cafeteria has to be closed, I think you and your children need family therapy soon. Someone call Dr. Phil.
No school should have to shut down its cafeteria because a few lunkheads think it’s funny to throw food. (As the granddaughter of an Italian immigrant grocer who never gave up on a single green bean – it went into a family stew if it was too bruised to sell — I also hate to see food wasted.)
Come on parents. Let’s do our job and discipline our kids. This is embarrassing.