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(Daily Mail)   Cute 16-year-old student with nut allergy bullied by teacher with 'nut-scented candle' (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 51
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2012-10-17 06:29:05 AM  
5 votes:
bullied? How about 'was stupid'. She apparently thought that burning the candle when she wasn't there was ok and blew it out when she came to class.

To me that says she's an idiot, not a 'bully'. I mean bully she'd have bought more surrounded hte kid with them or whatever. Just seems more of someone not realizing that it was that bad/being stupid vs. wanton distress.
2012-10-17 09:09:20 AM  
3 votes:
Add me to the pile of farkers who think this is a stupid use of the word "bullied."
2012-10-17 11:45:31 AM  
2 votes:

Loren: Then why did you keep allowing your mother access to your child???


I'm a man, getting full custody of a child in court is very difficult. She has a previous court record for threatening to kill her older child. CPS took her older child away from her twice. She has put my son in the hospital (4) or urgent care (1) times in the last year and a half through neglect. She has been hospitalized for mental health problems seven times. There are a number of other significant issues as well.

I've been fighting in court for the last year and a half to get full custody of my son. I have absolutely nothing against me other than being male. Being a man in family court is like being a black in the south in 1800's, you don't stand a chance in hell.
2012-10-17 09:46:34 AM  
2 votes:
What is asinine about this is that candles are usually scented with artificial materials that are in no way chemically similar to the scent produced. Those really allergic to nuts (most people aren't; they are just told they are) are allergic to a protein in the meat of the nut, not the oil. If the girl was having the type of reaction the FA describes (an IgE reaction), the school nurse would be calling an ambulance, not treating her herself. So I'm calling bullshiat on the Daily Fail article. Sounds to me like mommy and daughter are trying to cash in.
2012-10-17 09:40:34 AM  
2 votes:
More like the student didn't like the teacher, saw the nut candle, then all of a sudden developed a "nut allergy" to get back at her.
2012-10-17 08:57:22 AM  
2 votes:

Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?



We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.
2012-10-17 07:44:30 AM  
2 votes:
She failed the class and her mom looks like a sandblasted troll doll. Odds of the allergy being precious snowflake bullshiat are climbing by the minute...
2012-10-17 06:42:40 AM  
2 votes:
I'd like to know why the teacher has a fondness for nut scented candles and why she's allowed to burn them in a classroom? Schools are so paranoid these days that I can't believe they allow it. At my nephew's outdoor Christmas pageant last year the school made them use battery powered candles instead of real ones.

I hate air fresheners/scented candles/cheap incense etc. I rather be in a room full of smokers. They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.

And why are we such pussies when it comes to odors? Why do we have to mask every odor under the sun? I know it's a gazillion dollar business but it's really getting out of hand. To quote Elmer Fishpaw, "... this whole world stinks...so get used to it."
2012-10-17 06:25:13 AM  
2 votes:

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.
2012-10-17 06:23:49 AM  
2 votes:
Switch to twat-scented candles. Everybody wins.
2012-10-17 06:19:42 AM  
2 votes:
Hmm, I smell something, too.

I think it's... bullshiat. 

Does that come in a candle, too? Because I think this girl's mom bought up the store.
2012-10-17 12:10:06 AM  
2 votes:
Teacher sounds like a Grade A biatch.
2012-10-17 05:26:15 PM  
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: she's being gay


Jon iz teh kewl: "i'm too gay to fend for myself"


Jon iz teh kewl: gay

it reminded her of how it feels to be gay.


Jon iz teh kewl:

sorry i'm not ghay.



Jon iz teh closet case.
2012-10-17 03:20:53 PM  
1 votes:

Vangor: TerminalEchoes: She might not be completely faking it but if the very smell of nuts causes allergic reactions (which I doubt), she should be living in a bubble.

Presumably would release particulate of the oil into the air which causes her respiratory issues. Seems reasonable to me considering how thick the smell is from scented candles.


Well, that doesnt make any sense, because an allergy is a reaction to a protein. People who are allergic to peanuts can safely eat foods fried in peanut oil because none of the protein remains (unless its some fancy cold pressed nut oil, but you wouldnt be using that for frying, or for candles). Why a scented candle would be throwing out nut proteins, i have no idea. Im not saying shes faking, but it might be psychosomatic, she smells nuts and that triggers a reaction even if the allergen isnt actually present.
2012-10-17 12:56:01 PM  
1 votes:

SkunkWerks: My wife has severe bi-polar disorder, but she was honest enough to tell me about it very early in our relationship. Married for six years and we've known each other for about twelve. It's not fun at times, I admit, but there's a difference between a douchebag and a great person- whether or not they have a disorder.


Very true, and I was trying to be supportive and accepting of who she was as she was. Unfortunately she was quite dishonest about her mental health issues (she actually has severe bi-polar and a host of other things).

I credit both your wife for being honest and you for being able to stand by her, it isn't easy. I also wholeheartedly agree on your point about a douchebag can be a douchebag regardless of whether or not they have mental illness.
2012-10-17 12:48:13 PM  
1 votes:
SO sick of this bullying craze. This is not bullying, this is a teacher not realizing what it is that she is doing. Hell, she's a Spanish teacher, I don't expect her to know enough about anything else to realize that burning a candle with oil based scent would bother someone with an allergy.
2012-10-17 12:27:26 PM  
1 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Why would you procreate with a crazy person?


Didn't know she was crazy until after we got married. She was heavily medicated (and appeared stable) until after we got married. She lied about how heavily medicated and dependent she was on those medicines for her mental stability. I didn't learn about the assorted things I mentioned until /after/ we separated, or I never would have married her. She told me she simply had a minor mental health issue for low level bi-polar and I trusted her. Yeah, she lied her ass off and I fell for it. She's with a new guy now and I'm debating whether or not to warn him off or not.

Your point stands though, don't stick your dick in crazy.
2012-10-17 11:43:03 AM  
1 votes:
I think mom's calling it bullying because that's the only way to get anyone to listen now.
2012-10-17 11:14:32 AM  
1 votes:

Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?


Ive noticed that as well. We had one kid in the whole school that was allergic to everything. So he basically ate rice cakes. I was with my sister in law and she showed me a list of things that my niece cant bring to school. It seems like she is the only one not allergic to anything. Hell if you toss a bag of peanuts at an elementary school you could be labeled a terrorist
2012-10-17 11:10:45 AM  
1 votes:

namegoeshere: The candles are made with nut oil.


If it did actually contain bona fide nut oil and not just somechemical that's meant to smell like it, the article doesn't say this.

In fact, the article says just about nothing about the candle itself, save that it was "scented" and that "[s]cented candles and air fresheners release chemicals that can cause breathing problems in some patient and even severe allergic reactions."

Beyond being vague, it's almost like they're admitting by the end of the article that they don't, in fact, have the faintest clue what was in the damn candle. Not that I count on a Daily Fail article to provide me with pertinent details, it would get in the way of the dozen or so vaguely relevant full-page pictures they have to work in there.
2012-10-17 10:53:47 AM  
1 votes:

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


Unless they're actually using nut in the candles, I'm calling BS on her allergy to that.
2012-10-17 10:28:32 AM  
1 votes:

hoover1066: A girl named "Vi"? Is her brother called "emacs"?


Her stupid, useless brother, yes.
2012-10-17 10:26:06 AM  
1 votes:
We really need to just let natural selection take care of people who have allergies to common food products.
2012-10-17 10:23:31 AM  
1 votes:
My God, someone did something that annoys/harasses you = newspaper article?
2012-10-17 10:12:19 AM  
1 votes:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: \Having trouble understanding why the teacher ever thought she should burn a scented candle to begin with.


because kids / teenagers stink. That part isn't hard to understand.
2012-10-17 09:51:32 AM  
1 votes:

gameshowhost: In before morons claiming that the kid is faking the allergy.


I doubt anybody is claiming the allergy is a fake, the issue usually is why should the other 95% of society have to bend to the will of people with an evolutionary problem.
2012-10-17 09:30:18 AM  
1 votes:
The solution to nut allergies is to give them nuts. Within one generation this gene will vanish. Stop fighting Mother Nature.
2012-10-17 09:27:31 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-10-17 09:12:24 AM  
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: Teutonic_Knight: I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?


We're preventing the weak ones from dying in infancy, thus degrading the species.


A lot of that is bullshiat, though. Nut allergies are the latest popular childhood ailment.

Like Day Care Satanism Pedophilia from the early '90s.
2012-10-17 08:43:48 AM  
1 votes:
People like this should be charged with child abuse. My son is allergic to perfumes, it runs in my family. His mother likes scents and thought that is she bought 'natural' perfumes that this somehow made things better.

My son had 10 months of chronic medical problems for breathing, skin allergies and his ears got so clogged they eventually had to perform surgery to relieve the pressure. During that same 10 months he didn't have a single problem with any of those conditions while he was in my care (50%).

Finally after 10 months his mother sends over a blanket washed from her house with him (he was only 3 at the time). Took a picture of him before his nap with the blanket and one afterwards to see if the laundry detergent (she knows to use unscented but refuses) was the source of the problem. The result was a whole body rash from a single 2 hour nap with a blanket washed with perfume.

Took these pictures and sent word back to her doctors that I had before and after pictures clearly showing what was causing my sons chronic health problems. It was finally enough to get them to call CPS (CPS didn't do jack because the injuries weren't life threatening). She got word CPS was called and that was finally enough to get her to change her behavior.

Three chronic health problems were solved overnight with a single phone call. Knowingly exposing an allergic child to perfume is child abuse and she should go to prison.
2012-10-17 08:32:07 AM  
1 votes:

ultraholland: Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen 

hyphenating the name seems a bit odd; in this case they should have just merged the two.


You mean Baldnguyen??
2012-10-17 08:26:00 AM  
1 votes:
A big question I have is this: If the school nurse knew what the problem was the first time, and actually did ask the teacher to stop burning the candle, how did that same nurse NOT recognize the cause and do something about it one of the next seven times it happened?
2012-10-17 08:11:51 AM  
1 votes:
Ok, this is like reading an chapter out of my life.

I'm a Nguyen, my wife hyphenated her last name as well. Main reason she hyphenated her name is because if she shows her drivers license and they look at her, she sure as hell doesn't look like a Nguyen (she's Caucasian). My daughter has severe allergy to peanuts.

My school nurse has called me to keep some meds and some emergency kits at the school in case she has an allergic reaction for whatever reason. There's been some incidents where it wasn't just peanuts, but some stuff cooked in peanut oil that caused her eyes to swell like she went a couple rounds with Mike Tyson. So reactions are pretty severe for my daughter.

That being said, I understand where this mom is coming from. If the nurse told her to cut that shiat out, then that teacher should have done it. The mom didn't wait til the end of the semester, it looked like an ongoing thing and culminated in her daughter failing that class.
2012-10-17 08:10:47 AM  
1 votes:
I have a serious question.

Back when I was in school, (80's and early 90's) I knew of one girl allergic to shellfish. That was it.

Now that I have a son in Kindergarten, 4 kids in his class of 21 are allergic to nuts and 2 cannot have gluten, soy, dairy, or nuts. What is with the allergic action reaction?
2012-10-17 07:57:15 AM  
1 votes:

Jamieboy: And why are we such pussies when it comes to odors?


Jamieboy: They all give me headaches and I avoid scented products when at all possible. Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.


I head assploded.
2012-10-17 07:44:03 AM  
1 votes:
Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen 

hyphenating the name seems a bit odd; in this case they should have just merged the two.
2012-10-17 07:41:45 AM  
1 votes:

Jamieboy: Even my deodorant, soap, shampoo, laundry detergent is unscented.


Dude! Where the hell do you find all the unscented stuff? They just quit making the only shampoo I've ever found that didn't smell like flowers or perfume or lilacs on a sunny day that I thought would never end or whatever crap they're trying to kill my sense of smell with in any given bottle. fark YOU UNI-LEVER I JUST WANT SOME GOD DAMN SHAMPOO I WON'T SMELL ALL FREAKING DAY, and maybe some deodorant and a towel (detergent) that doesn't rape me olfactorily. You have to be gentle when going in the nose-hole, ya know.
2012-10-17 07:34:32 AM  
1 votes:
Is it standard practice for teachers to burn candles in class now? I went to school a long time ago, but the only thing that was lit in class was a bunsen burner.
2012-10-17 07:22:19 AM  
1 votes:
I was on the student's side until I saw that the mom has her name hyphenated. Now I am anti-mom instead of pro-student.
2012-10-17 06:50:04 AM  
1 votes:
As someone with tree nut allergies, I'd have gone straight to the principal, and if that didn't work I'd have thrown that biatches candle in the trash the next school day. I think the school board would side with me on it.

farking dumbass teacher.
2012-10-17 06:46:21 AM  
1 votes:

RatMaster999: Nut allergy?

So what would happen if I teabagged her?


She's 16 bro. You'd probably do time.
2012-10-17 06:35:13 AM  
1 votes:

baufan2005: I guess bullied is the new key word. Everyone wants to think that if they have their feelings hurt now and days it's bullying.


If the teacher had ordered the candle online, it would be a clear-cut case of Cyberbullying.
2012-10-17 06:30:37 AM  
1 votes:
why does the headline say the exact opposite
2012-10-17 06:30:05 AM  
1 votes:

SkunkWerks: FTA: It was only when her concerned mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen confronted the teacher, that Swanson admitted that she had continued to light the candle all semester but had blown it out before Nguyen entered the classroom.

Sure sounds like "bullying" to me. Definitely not just "insensitive" and/or "grossly negligent". Bullying is like, the totally trendy term for all sorts of confrontational type situations found in schools these days.


agreed, its like this years "he got raped by the river card".
2012-10-17 06:27:44 AM  
1 votes:
I guess bullied is the new key word. Everyone wants to think that if they have their feelings hurt now and days it's bullying.
2012-10-17 06:18:20 AM  
1 votes:
FTA: It was only when her concerned mother Shannon Baldwin-Nguyen confronted the teacher, that Swanson admitted that she had continued to light the candle all semester but had blown it out before Nguyen entered the classroom.

Sure sounds like "bullying" to me. Definitely not just "insensitive" and/or "grossly negligent". Bullying is like, the totally trendy term for all sorts of confrontational type situations found in schools these days.
2012-10-17 06:05:41 AM  
1 votes:
The mother could snort my nuts - for starters.
2012-10-17 12:58:47 AM  
1 votes:
Nguyenner Nguyenner Chicken Dinner
2012-10-17 12:38:27 AM  
1 votes:
What the hell is a nut candle? I've never heard of such a thing? Why would someone want a candle that smelled like nuts?
2012-10-17 12:14:32 AM  
1 votes:
Id like to shove her nut scented candles up her ass -- while lt of course.
2012-10-16 11:56:34 PM  
1 votes:
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