The ‘Peanut Allergy’ Category

Follow-Up: Attacker of Student With Peanut Allergy

Peanut AllergiesAs previously reported, a student with a peanut allergy was attacked by a fellow, high school student in Wenatchee, Washington.

After several weeks of consideration, it appears local authorities are ready to charge the 19-year-old assailant with assault which could land the man in jail for up to a year as well as incur a $5,000 fine according to the Seattle Times.

According to authorities, the 19-year-old heard in a conversation next to him that a student had a peanut allergy. He then grabbed peanut butter from someone’s sandwich and wiped it on the forehead of the allergic student.

Fortunately, the student did not have an allergic reaction.

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Bully May Be Charged in Peanut Allergy Incident

Peanut AllergiesIn Wenatchee, Washington, a 19-year-old who stuck his finger in peanut butter and then spread it across the forehead of a student with a peanut allergy may be charged by police according to The Wenatchee World Online.

Police Sgt. Cherie Smith told the paper that, fortunately, the allergic student did not have a reaction. Prior to the incident there had allegedly been discussion regarding the peanut allergy and that the attacking male knew what he was doing.

In a worst case scenario according to Wikipedia, a peanut allergy can result in anaphylaxis which is a condition requiring immediate medical attention and treatment with epinephrine. Also, The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that peanut allergies are more often than not the cause of food-related death

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