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School tries to get rid of overweight student

2009-02-17 05:02:19 GMT2009-02-17 13:02:19 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A high school has sparked great controversy among area residents after it tried to persuade an overweight female student to quit school or transfer to another one in Sanya, Hainan province.

Liu Guangming, 15, who weighs more than 90 kg, is often the object of laughter by her classmates who calls her "Fatty" at the Sanya Experimental High School.

Liu Yubin, father of Liu Guangming, complained the school should not deprive his daughter of her right to go to school, despite her weight.

But the school argued Liu Guangming should transfer to another school. Liu has few friends in the school.

Many local residents are also in support of Liu, saying it is the school's responsibility to educate Liu, and handle the relations between Lu and her classmates on campus.

(Hainan Special Zone Daily)

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