Texas Student Not Allowed To Bring Sunscreen

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We all know sunscreen is a good protector from the sun.

One Texas parent says her child wasn't allowed to bring sunscreen to campus and suffered the burning consequences.

Parent Christy Riggs is upset. her 10-year-old daughter went on a school field trip recently and came back sun burned. Riggs says Northeast ISD policy didn't allow her daughter to bring sunscreen to reapply .

Riggs says skin cancer runs in her family. In fact, her father recently passed away from it. But, Northeast ISD says sunscreen is considered a medication, and needs to have a doctor's note for children to have sunscreen at school.

If parents know their child may be outdoors, they should come to school fully covered in sunscreen. At this time, she says, sunscreen can't be brought by students to school campuses.

Northeast ISD says every year they do review school policies, and they may revisit this policy that deals with sunscreen.

But at this time, unless a child has a doctor's note, they are not allowed to bring it to school.


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