Bringing in Outside Lunch

posted Mar 16, 2018, 7:18 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Brayden Hurley

    Problems have begun to arise over the new school rule that parents or students themselves are not aloud to bring in outside food such as Mcdonalds, Subway, Hardee's, Arby’s etc.Students have begun to get very testy when demanded to eat their lunch in the office.

    Parents are even beginning to raise their voices over this issue. Parent’s arguments are “What if my son/daughter forgets to pack a lunch and doesn’t have money to purchase lunch?”

    The administration states that “It isn’t fair to other students when you have lunch from out of school and they don’t” but any other time “they preach to us that life isn’t fair” states Junior Shawn Taylor. He has been caught multiple times, they tracked him down during Your 60 just to get him to go to the office.

    “The admin’s bring Arby’s, Subway, even big pizza boxes from Dominoes in the cafeteria and eats it in front of us, how is that fair to us?” stated Senior Alexis Cullen. Students have begun to testify against it to the administration on how unbalanced our school is.

    “It comes down to the communication issue between the office and the teachers, it disrupts the learning atmosphere” stated Mr. Hoffman, vice principal.

    We further asked him “what if we get fast food from the night before and bring it.” Mr. Hoffman further stated “Then the person next to you or someone else in the lunchroom will see it and get their parents to bring them one and it starts the whole conflict with the office again.”

    The conflict of bringing in outside lunch comes down to the office and how students constantly call their parents to bring them lunch instead of packing it. It overwhelms the office and staff with constant duties of tracking down students to deliver their lunch to them.


Uploaded- 3/16/18

Edited by- BM