Was it too difficult? Did it make life more inconvenient? Possibly that too, but the reasons for Lawrence, Mass. schools cutting back its ban on bottled beverages, including water, were worse, according to WBZ-TV:
- The [school] committee decided to allow bottled water after a pregnant teacher had to be treated at a hospital for dehydration on the first day of the ban.
- Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy banned the bottles this week after students drank alcohol at two separate parties at Lawrence High School’s International Academy on March 13. One student needed medical attention.
Bottled aren’t an inconvenience. The beverages they hold can be a life saver and an alternative to less healthy drinks.