Student peanut prank on allergic teammate not deemed as ‘bullying’: School district

Texas school officials claimed a group of students who placed a full serving of peanuts in an allergic student’s locker as a prank are not guilty of bullying, according to a report.

Carter Mannon was 15 when he discovered peanuts among his football gear in the locker room last year, shortly after disclosing his severe allergy to the nuts to his teammates. He played on the Lake Travis High School team and was a sophomore at the time with a history of allergic reactions that called for the use of two EpiPens at a time.

Mannon would go on to break out in hives on his arm as a result of the incident. Later, he discovered video of his teammates littering his locker with peanuts was being shared among the team. The involved players missed two days of
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