Brickbat: Dining Alone


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When a 10-year-old girl brought a tuna panino to her school in Milan, Italy, staff removed her from the cafeteria and forced her to eat lunch by herself in a classroom. School district rules bar students from bringing food to school. "If you permit everyone to bring their own food, how can you be sure that something won't happen?" said a spokeswoman for the school system.