- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) - Some Middle Tennessee schools have banned or restricted outside deliveries on Valentine’s Day due to distractions and safety concerns.

The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1zqkrE6) reports Mt. Juliet Middle, West Wilson Middle and Wilson Central High schools are among those in Wilson County that are discouraging gifts.

Mt. Juliet Middle Principal Tim Bell said multiple deliveries right before Valentine’s Day pose “(too) many distractions for a school day.”

Steve Spencer, Wilson County Schools Director of Safety and Emergency Management Agency, said there’s also concerns about latex and food allergies. In addition, he says glass vases and large balloons are potential safety hazards on a school bus.

The newspaper reports many parents on social media expressed support for the restrictions.

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com


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