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Walking Canes are Unsafe
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Posted 11/23/15


http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/52171255-story

It's hard to believe how badly the definition of 'safe' has been warped.

Posted 11/23/15
I can't facepalm hard enough.
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Sooo....what about her health and safety... what's the worst that could happen, a kid trips over? Oh my god the horror.

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Posted 11/23/15
Shit I read in my local news sometimes.


DanteVSTheWorld wrote:

Sooo....what about her health and safety... what's the worst that could happen, a kid trips over? Oh my god the horror.



The absolute atrocity!
Posted 11/23/15
Independence should be encouraged. Having an adult helper would essentially negate that concept for her to an extent.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12000482/Blind-girl-seven-banned-from-using-white-stick-at-school-as-it-is-health-and-safety-risk.html

Another article I found. Think it's a bit more reliable.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Independence should be encouraged. Having an adult helper would essentially negate that concept for her to an extent.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12000482/Blind-girl-seven-banned-from-using-white-stick-at-school-as-it-is-health-and-safety-risk.html

Another article I found. Think it's a bit more reliable.


Ah that's a bit better. I agree that the independence is important. So they want her to use a shorter cane because of the 'danger'.

Still shit on the school's part.



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Fucking schools
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Urboistar wrote:

I can't facepalm hard enough.


I tried to facepalm hard enough. Currently going to hospital for reconstructive facial surgery.
Posted 11/23/15
Well that's just dumb. I imagine they thought other kids would take it and hit each other with it or something.

Still though...it's a walking cane...
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Well in fairness, she could have caused a massacre with that walking cane, kids limbs lopped off, possible decapitations if she also had ninja skills, you just don't know...........
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The worst part is when a blind person comes in contact with another blind person!
It will cane wars but thats how star wars is about to come real, lighten up since canes are EVIL!!!

Also the schools over there is screwed I wish they finally put something straight with rules etc, this is insane...
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What in the world is wrong with people?
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qualeshia3 wrote:
What in the world is wrong with people?
They have been so curious that they are so worried about having an "third leg"..

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Posted 11/23/15
Walking stick? I think you mean pimp cane!
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I am so glad I'm an adult. All the shit I did growing up. I'd be in jail. I mean, I hug a kid, I kissed a boy on the cheek, I "ran" into the boy I like, I called people names when they were mean to me, I ran around with scissors, etc. Shit now will get you written up! Its like the school administration and staff are run by an organization that wants to suck out any happiness and enjoyment of school.
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