Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
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An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
What would you do if your kids got their weight tested at school and were then singled out for being overweight?
It happened inside one South Carolina school, and parents became angry because their children were later teased.
The principal at North District Middle School apologized after they singled out 40 students over the intercom who had high body mass indexes (BMI).
Even though they didn't specify why they were being called to the cafeteria, other kids later found out why their names were called, and they labeled it as the "fat kids meeting."
The school's principal has since apologized, but the program was also done here in the Upstate.
Upstate physician Dr. Todd Roemmich at Parkside Pediatrics in Greenville offers this advice for parents of overweight children.
"Parents should approach it from a family perspective. We don't want a child to feel self conscious about their weight," he said.
Dr. Roemmich said the BMI is the standard way to measure overweight and obesity. He said you can talk about the number and work on getting that number to a healthier way rather than focus on the number on the scale.
He also said it takes into consideration the child's height.
NOTE: DHEC told FOX Carolina that the study conducted in the Upstate has no connection to a BMI study conducted by another, unaffiliated group in the Lowcountry. FOX Carolina incorrectly reported that information on-air. We apologize for the error and any confusion this caused.
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
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Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >