Gotta Watch: Nutty fight; cell phone deflects bullet; 'Color'-ful new app
How far should school go to help a student with a peanut allergy?
March 24th, 2011
11:06 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Nutty fight; cell phone deflects bullet; 'Color'-ful new app

Who knew a child's peanut allergy would start a parental smackdown, or that a cell phone could deflect a bullet? In today's Gotta Watch videos, find out why a school's allergy guidelines have caused a parental uproar; how a cell phone can save a life and get a sneak peek at the next big thing in social networking.

Parental peanut controversy – A 6-year-old girl’s peanut allergy has ignited a parental firestorm at one school. When a public school took steps to save a student from potentially fatal contact with peanuts, parents picketed to remove the rules. How far should a school go to protect a child from a deadly allergen?

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Cell phone deflects bullet – Cell phones can save lives. When a robber shoots a man, it's a cell phone that prevents a bullet from hitting his heart.

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Adding "Color" to social networking – A new photo app allows smart phone devices users to share their photos with pretty much everyone around them. Color could be what's next in social media.

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  1. George

    It is very easy to argue and debate about this as long as their own child is not having any of these or similar issues. I see another epidemic – like peanut intolerance – “intolerance to others” which probably needs a different treatment! Give me a break protesters, your arguments are so silly – washing hands and going to get the lunch from outside the class room is a problem for your kids!? Aren’t the kids supposed to wash hands anyway (for their own health and to avoid spoiling and inducing bacteria on the items in the class room)? Aren’t the kids supposed to get food from their shelves? Your kids don’t run around in the school are they all disabled? The schools where I live already do these things!

    All this protest against a 1st grade kid! Shame on you people! Wait till these protesters have another kid in the family with similar issue and see how they react!

    This issue is just made-up for few parents to get on to tv shows to talk about it. Oh! That is another issue(like the octo-mom) few people have.

    March 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. grace

    Setting state laws aside, ask yourselves what burden is this on you or your children. I would bet that most of you complaining about helping another human being are on welfare and other handouts (expecting special consideration). You people are ignorant and another example of selfish ignorant sector of our society. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Where is your compassion for humankind. I could not believe when I heard this on the news. Really people what skin off your noses it this. Life isnt easy nor fair and none of you should expect that. Your kids should be washing their hands. Your objections are lame.

    March 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ponderosa

    I have allergies – heck I am allergic to a lot of things and the list grows each year I go see my allergist. I feel for those who have to suffer with any type of allergy BUT I would not ask my coworkers to stop wearing perfume or to have them come to work without fur from their pets on their clothes, to stop smoking outside the front door, to stop eating shellfish or anything else because I have an allergy to these things. NO, instead I would avoid and always carry my epipen with me. I understand that child has a right to an education but if that allergy is so severe, how about you take it upon yourself to have them home schooled? Instead of forcing the no peanut rule? Are the schools going to stop allowing shellfish or whatever else the next child to come along with an allergy has? I bet they won't. They sure as heck didn't when I was going to school. How about getting that child some anti-allergen shots or something?

    April 3, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
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