An aide at a Pennsylvania school thought it might be nice to give the kids some delicious snacks. The part-time employee at Upper Frederick Elementary School in New Hanover gave about 75 students pet treats on Thursday, according to Boyerton Area School District superintendent Richard Fraidley in a statement on Friday.
According to Fraidley, it was unclear why the aide would have handed out pet treats to students, but the worker has been placed on leave pending an investigation.
“The treats may have been misrepresented as cookies or crackers,” Fraidley said. “Our research on the product indicates that the treat ingredients would not be harmful to people, with the exception for those individuals with specific food allergies.”
“She made it look like it was a joke that they were dog treats and then she came around and said, ‘No they are cookies. They are fine,’”said Gabriel Moore, a student at the school.
While feeding animal snacks (rather than crackers) to children may be an absolutely abhorrent thing to do, at least we can take solace in the fact that the children’s coats are likely much shinier, now. The statement was unclear if the children prefer liver and onions to chicken and cheddar.
Seriously, though, fire this woman.