- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hit in the eye with a flapjack.

During a food fight Wednesday at the Castle View School on Canvey Island in Essex, one student was hit in the eye by a triangular cookie, the Blaze reports. The child was sent home and has since made a full recovery.

The school then decided to hold a formal review of the shape and texture of what they call “flapjacks,” the Blaze reports.

The school has decided to promptly ban the dangerous foodstuffs, ordering the cooks to stop cutting them into triangles. According to the London Telegraph, squares and rectangles are still allowed.

One school insider called the new rule “silly.”

“It’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve heard. I thought it was a joke. Even if you only have rectangular or square-shaped flapjacks, the children could still break them into triangles and launch them at someone,” the source, who remained unidentified, told the Telegraph. “It’s very silly. You’d have thought teachers would have more pressing concerns on their minds than the shape of snacks and puddings.”

An Essex County Council spokesman confirmed the school’s decision but declined to comment.

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