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Peanut butter cover-up alleged at Omaha school


OMAHA (AP) — The Nebraska State Board of Education on Tuesday suspended the certificates of two teachers who tried to hide how a student with a peanut allergy tasted a peanut butter sandwich.

Board spokeswoman Betty Van Deventer said the board suspended the certificates of Keri Watkins and Ann Gigstad for a year. The suspensions were dated back to late April last year, when the two resigned from the Millard school district. Thus, Van Deventer said, the teachers’ suspensions have been completed.

The incident occurred earlier that April at the Walt Disney Elementary School, according to t...

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