Students at Atlantic City High School were served plain cheese sandwiches for two days as punishment for a cellphone-coordinated food fight that broke out in April.
One parent likened the American cheese between two dry slices of plain white bread to "a prison meal."
That’s not true. My prison food was much better than that.
Senior James Blake, in a statement that could be used to leave him behind and repeat his senior year, said,
"I know it’s food they were throwing around, but some people are allergic to cheese. I can see if they served peanut butter and jelly. But just cheese? It’s ridiculous."
Many schools do not serve peanut-based products because of allergies.
The punishment affects students in the lunch period when the fight broke out, not all three lunch periods.