WARWICK, R.I. - The chapel isn't the only place where silence is expected at one Rhode Island Catholic school. The Saint Rose of Lima School in Warwick has new lunch rules that require students to remain silent during lunch.
The move comes after three recent choking incidents in the school cafeteria.
All three students are fine -- but school Principal Jeannine Fuller said in a letter to parents that "the school's priority is the safety of each child."
The letter says all students must remain silent during lunch. Students who don't follow the policy will receive a lunch detention.
Providence Diocese spokesman Michael Guilfoyle says the school is enacting a temporary safety measure. He says the school doesn't expect complete silence but enough quiet to keep students safe.
So three kids choke on their lunch but are fine, so NOBODY gets to talk above a whisper at lunch anymore? Of all the cockamamie things I've heard...