Parents of students at South Carolina school outraged

HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WIAT) — Parents are outraged with a school’s decision to send a letter to some students asking them to attend a meeting about their weight.

It started as part of a national effort to prevent childhood obesity.

The school, located in South Carolina, conducted a health and body mass index screening on all of its students.

They identified 40 students who are at risk of becoming obese and offered meetings with nutritionists.

Parents understand what the school was trying to do, but they say it is a violation of HIPPA laws.

While the principal of the school has issued a letter of apology, at least one parent is considering legal action against the school district.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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