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75 students at a New Hanover elementary school given dog treats as snacks


Shock at a Pennsylvania school after a school aide gives dozens of students dog treats to eat at recess.

KYW reports the school district is investigating the incident that happened on Thursday.

Friday morning school officials told parents their children were served dog treats.

“I was upset that the one that we are supposed to trust in school and us supposed to care for us would do that to us.” Said one student

The preteen, whose family wanted to keep his identity hidden, is one of dozens of kids school officials say were served what they thought was a normal cookie on Thursday during recess at New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary by a school lunch aide.

The email sent home to parents says the treats came from a pet store.

In a statement from the superintendent confirms that approximately 75 fourth graders in the school were handed those treats during recess.

It also says the part time aide has been placed on administrative leave and was acting alone.

“I don’t know what possessed her to do something like this,” said Hanover mom Lynn McGuckin. She says she was a lunch aide at the school for four years.  “We weren’t allowed to hand anything out to the kids.”

District officials say no illnesses have been reported and they are investigating.

But kids like Lynn’s 5th grade son Zach, says they know the difference between right and wrong, and this was wrong.

“Who gives, like, children, dog treats?!”

The school administration says it has contacted local authorities.




4 Comments to “75 students at a New Hanover elementary school given dog treats as snacks”

    MyTakeOnIt said:
    June 9, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Same kids who would have put them in their mouth a few years prior. Hopefully they don't come from China; those will kill.
    Theoretically, us pet owners would hope that the treats we give our dogs are the same quality as human food but with a different concentration of nutrients. Buzzzzzz…..wrong answer.

    JustWow said:
    June 9, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Sounds like the Aide needs help.

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