A McDonald’s restaurant in Sussex has banned an entire secondary school because of the behavior of one student. The prohibition prohibits Burgess Hill Academy students in West Sussex from purchasing a Big Mac or McCrispy chicken sandwich for lunch. The Sussex Police stated that it is aware of youth-related allegations of antisocial behavior in Burgess Hill.
This means that all 1,086 students at the academy must avoid this McDonald’s location whenever they are donning their school uniform, regardless of whether they are at school or not. The school’s governing trust has apologized to the fast food chain for the incident and stated its commitment to “promoting respectful and responsible behavior.” It added that it “does not condone” the student’s behavior “regardless of whether it occurred prior to, during, or after school hours.”