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Only in America: Share your lunch, get detention

An eighth-grader gets detention for sharing his lunch — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A California eighth-grader was disciplined for offering to share his lunch with a friend. The friend didn't like his lunch, so Kyle Bradford offered him a piece of his chicken burrito. "I wasn't really hungry, so it was just going to go in the garbage," Kyle said. But school officials prohibit students from sharing lunches "because of safety and liability issues," so Kyle was sent to detention.