Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Cool, Clear Water


Kora Blagden says her 10-year-old son Luke came home from school complaining he was dehydrated. Even though it was a hot day, staff at Charles Dickens Primary School in Portsmouth, England, had told him not to drink from his water bottle lest he upset another student who was fasting for Ramadan. Headmaster Craig Duncan says no students were prevented from drinking water but they were warned to be respectful of classmates who could not.