TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
How’s this for a parenting lesson? An elementary school in France had to ban late-arriving parents from hurling their kids over its closed gate when dropping them off. Principal Sanaa Meziane explained that some tardy moms and dads “were literally throwing their children” over the six-foot fence outside the Trillade school in Avignon.
“It hasn’t happened that many times, but as little as it happened, we preferred to get ahead of it,” Meziane said, adding she believed it was just a matter of time before a child was hurt. Educators put up posters at the school’s entrance depicting an adult throwing a kid over a fence with the words “Attention Danger.”
“I do not throw my children over the gate!” the notice reads. The sign also includes instructions to parents who arrive after the 8:30 a.m. bell to come back at 10:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. when the gates are reopened.