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Friday December 16, 2011

Angry Mother Says School Forced Child to Eat Spoonfuls of Jalapeños

Angry Mother Says School Forced Child to Eat Spoonfuls of Jalapeños

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A New Mexico mother is furious after hearing her young child was among those to forced to eat spoonfuls of jalapenos as punishment.

Michelle Bond of Rio Rancho, NM, says she was told by her daughter Katia and the assistant principal that as punishment for a game the third-graders were playing they had to gulp down jalapenos.

Bond stated that when she spoke with the assistant principal of Vista Grande Elementary School the AP told her, ‘I made sure to stand right there at the salad bar, and it told those children—you will eat every single jalapeno that you take.’

The game the children had been playing is one that goes on every time their cafeteria serves nachos. The point of the game is to get a bunch of jalapenos at the salad bar and eat as many of the peppers as they can, whoever can handle the most wins.

Bond said the AP told the students they should be accountable for every jalapeno they took, then forced them to eat them all.

Director of Rio Racho Student Services Sherri Carver said the incident never happened and that forcing students to eat anything as a form of punishment is not condoned.

Carver told KOAT that perhaps Bond’s daughter “took the sentence, ‘Only take what you can eat’ meaning as, ‘I have to eat every single one.”

Bond’s eight-year-old daughter maintains that she did not misunderstand and that she and the other children ate the spoonfuls of jalapenos because they were told they had to.

Earlier this year, after appearing on “Dr. Phil”, an Alaskan mother of six was sentenced to 3 years probation for punishing her adoptive son by forcing him to consume hot sauce and take cold showers.