Opinions: Hindsight: Over the top

Kyle Bradford was doing the right thing and the fact that he was punished so harshly, extremely irritates me


At lunch, Connor McDonald (12) reaches for, Brendan Kloppel’s (12) tator tots.

As I was browsing CNN.com, I came across a story about an elementary school kid in California named Kyle Bradford

Bradford had gotten a detention for giving his lunch to another student. 

A detention. For helping another child. In elementary school.


Bradford said that he wasn’t hungry, so he gave his lunch to his friend because his friend didn’t like the lunch served at school that day.

Who gives an elementary kid a detention for doing the right thing? Ridiculous.

Would a police officer arrest someone for helping him find a criminal? No.

According to CNN.com., the school claimed that all of the children know the “no share” policy, which is why they issued Bradford a detention.

CNN also reported that the school has the no-share policy to prevent allergic reactions to food and to reduce the spread of sickness.

And that I can understand, but instead of punishing the kid for trying to do the right thing, the school could have just verbally warned him or maybe explained to him why it’s “dangerous” to share food.

Bradford’s punishment was a bit harsh.

When I would get a detention in elementary school, I would cry for hours. It made me feel like I was a bad kid, and I thought all of my peers and teachers looked down on me.

Bradford should not feel bad for merely helping a friend.