Stephen: Pennsylvania school district to search students for too many snacks

Published on April 8th, 2022 @ 5:34 PM


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A Pennsylvania school district plans to search students to make sure they don’t have too many snacks, a new policy that’s led to both praise and condemnation from divided parents. The Aliquippa School District said in a Facebook post last week that students at Aliquippa Junior/Senior High School would begin having their bags searched, and anything they have that’s more than a four-ounce bag of chips and a 20-ounce soda would be thrown away. The district said students have been bringing in shopping bags full of chips, candy, and soft drinks, and the superintendent told local station WPXI that students have been selling and trading snacks, and it’s led to arguments. He said, “I don’t think any child needs to bring in family size bags of chips for the day.”

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