Show & Tell

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Thursday, 4 September 2008

"Show and Tell" was a bit different recently at Fairview Elementary School in Fox Chapel, PA.

One student's father, a neurosurgeon, Dr. Michael Horowitz, brought an arm to show the kids. A real arm, from a cadaver. Several fifth graders fainted or felt ill when shown the arm,and a number of parents complained.

"An arm? That would be upsetting even to adults," said the Allegheny County coroner, who suggested "a simple, two dimensional chart" might have been more appropriate."

Horowitz said he's brought eyes, ears and brains in the past without any complaints. Right, those aren't a problem. But zero tolerance rules are very strict about arms on campus.

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