Eighth grader given detention after sharing his lunch with friend

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CALIFORNIA – A boy in eighth grade was given detention allegedly for sharing his lunch with a fellow student.

Kyle Bradford says his friend didn’t like the cafeteria food that day, so he offered him some of his chicken burrito.

“It seemed like, he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I really wasn’t that hungry. It was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it,” Bradford said.

The school district has rules against sharing food to avoid any issues with allergies.

Kyle’s mom says he should not be punished for being compassionate.

Kyle says he’s share his lunch again if a friend asked him to.