SAFETY BULLETIN ALERT
March 7, 2012
RE: Health/Safety Alert
Dear Parent or Guardian:
In an effort to help keep your children safe, we are writing to alert you to a new fad that is gaining widespread popularity through social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook. The fad is called "The Cinnamon Challenge" and has potential of being very dangerous.The Cinnamon Challenge involves a person attempting to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon. Since the spice is highly absorbent, the result usually entails gasping for air, coughing spells, and in some cases, vomiting. Attempting to swallow cinnamon can be especially dangerous for students with asthma. The spice has a lot of irritants in it that could cause even more issues.
We will be monitoring students closely in an attempt to curtail this dangerous activity and ask that you assist us in doing the same at home.
As always we have your child's best interest in regards to health, safety and welfare in mind.
Conemaugh Valley School Safety Committee