R.I. school bans talking at lunch
WARWICK, R.I. - Class, from now on there will be no talking at lunch.
A Roman Catholic elementary school adopted new lunchroom rules this
week requiring students to remain silent while eating. The move comes
after three recent choking incidents in the cafeteria.
No one was hurt, but the principal of St. Rose of Lima School
explained in a letter to parents that if the lunchroom is loud, staff
members cannot hear a child choking.
"They are silent all day," she said. "They have to get some type of release." She suggested quiet conversation be allowed during lunch.