Ont. mom wants school to ban milk, egg products

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, Last Updated: 1:13 PM ET

A Hamilton, Ont., mother has reportedly filed a human rights complaint after she says her daughter's school did nothing to protect the girl from potentially deadly allergens.

Lynne Glover said on the first day of school, she went in to check on her daughter, Elodie, at lunch and found the teacher segregating the Grade 1 classroom.

"(I) saw her classroom full of her allergens. To top it off, her teacher was opening lunch containers and I heard her say, 'Cheese, you stay here, you stay here too. You have jam, you go sit with Elodie.' She had opened up a Lunchable, pulled apart sandwiches with (Elodie's) allergens and then touched another container and sent that child to sit with Elodie," Glover wrote on the Facebook page Here Comes That Allergy Mom. "Aside from being furious to see the food in the class, the level of cross contamination was unreal."

She said her daughter suffers from hives and wheezing if she is exposed, and in February 2013, had a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, which can be fatal.

Glover said she has tried to work with the school, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School, but said she got nowhere and had to pull her daughter out of school.

"Parents need the piece of mind that their children are safe at school. If our children do not feel safe how do we expect them to learn, to thrive," she wrote.

The National Post reported Glover's human rights complaint asks the school to ban milk and egg products.


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