Kurt Greening's daughter suffers from severe peanut allergies, which is why they don't find what someone did on this playground very amusing.
"With my daughter, it's usually throwing up... They can die from it," stated Greening.
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The incident occurred at a playground in the Broadlands in Ashburn, Virginia. Soon after the discovery, concerned parents reported the incident to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office who found raw chicken feet hanging from a nearby tunnel. With a top 8 allergen smeared on a playground equipment posing as a life threatening health risk to children and now raw meat possibly attracting rabid wildlife, a police investigation may soon be underway.
Neil Augenstein of WTOP News picked up the story. He interviewed a mother of 4 who had just arrived at the playground. Two of her children happened to have peanut allergies. She quickly loaded the kids back in her minivan. Read more about it at http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=732&sid=2008069
Chris Wiess VP, Advocacy and Government Relations of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has contacted the Broadlands HOA, who is handling the cleaning of the equipment, to discuss proper decontamination methods. Most of the concern concentrating on the runoff water full of the deadly protein which may remain on the mulch.
To follow the Braodlands HOA on how they are treating the incident see their forum:
If you have information that can help the Sheriff’s Department located the individuals responsible, please contact Kraig Troxell, Media Information Officer, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-771-5278. Tips can be anonymous.
Additionally, you can read more on the story at LAN founder, Maria Hardy's personal blog at http://allergylifeinloudoun.com/?p=911