Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Eggs no longer welcome in Omaha schools

Here's a curious little story from Omaha, Nebraska. Students in public schools there will no longer see chicks hatch as part of a science unit. Reason: bird flu.

Now this sounds fairly bizarre until you hear the reasoning:
O-P-S [Omaha Public Schools] official Janelle Mullen says every egg supplier the district talked to required a responsibility release.

She says, quote, "And that got our attention." (KOTA-TV)
Whether it makes sense or not, it does get your attention.