I don’t know exactly what to say about this one, but a USA Today report on 3/18/09 says that a kindergarten teacher in Connecticut has been arrested for allegedly forcing a 5-year-old boy to eat food the child had thrown in a garbage can. Anne O’Donnell, 67 and a teacher at Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport, was arrested Tuesday, 3/18, on a charge of risk of injury to a minor, according to the Connecticut Post newspaper. School officials say the charge stems from an incident the previous week when the boy apparently tossed out his lunch of chicken nuggets and a banana from the school cafeteria. The teacher is accused of retrieving the items from the garbage can and forcing the boy to eat them in front of her. O’Donnell has been released on a promise to appear in court. I know that I have been very annoyed with our children for their wastefulness at times, but this incident seems to be a little over the top. At least, it seems that some kind of appropriate action has been taken, but it really causes one to wonder about what goes on at public schools.