Boy, 15, who weighs 330 pounds, is banned by his school because of & # 39; being overweight & # 39;
- The weight of Xiaoxiong is almost twice as large as that of a Chinese boy his age
- He was fired from high school this month because of his physical condition
- School said the boy had breathing problems and that it was not safe for him to study
- The boy's family and school arrange the matter, under the supervision of the authority
According to his family, a 15-year-old boy in China was fired by his school because he was too fat.
Xiaoxiong, from Hunan Province, is 5ft9in tall and weighs 330 pounds – almost three times the weight of an average Chinese boy his age.
He was enrolled this summer by a boarding school in the provincial capital of Changsha, but had to stop shortly afterwards due to his physical condition.
The Chinese student Xiaoxiong (photo) told a reporter from Changsha Legal Channel that he wanted to continue studying, because this would be the only and best way for him to build a life
The 15-year-old boy was forced to quit school after being fired by his headmaster
Xiaoxiong's mother said she decided to enroll her son at Changsha Zhongyuan Vocational Secondary School after visiting him on campus in June.
In a conversation with Changsha Legal Channel, she told the reporter that the school authority had not raised any issues with the child's weight.
According to Xiaoxiong's uncle, Xiaoxiong joined the school's military exercise on August 17, but a week later his mother received a complaint from the school.
His uncle told the reporter that the school was not satisfied that Xiaoxiong often fell asleep and snored during classes.
The mother of Xiaoxiong (photo) claimed that teachers would not allow Xiaoxiong to participate in the class. She later received a letter from the school with information about her son's dismissal due to health problems
The school also claimed that, according to his uncle, the student suffered from breathing problems.
Xiaoxiong family was asked to take the boy to the hospital for a physical check to prove that he would be healthy enough to continue studying.
A diagnosis of the Third Xiangya Hospital of Central South University said doctors suggested that Xiaoxiong continued his education at the school.
However, the school continued to fire the teenager, referring to health problems.
In a letter to his mother, the school said: & # 39; Given the student's situation not meeting our enrollment requirement, the school decided after discussion to convince (the student) to stop. & # 39;
Xiaoxiong said he felt disappointed and unjust because of the school's decision.
He said to the reporter: & # 39; (I) want (to study). For me, studying is the only and best way (to build a life). & # 39;
China has around 48 million obese children in a decade. In the photo an obese student is doing push-ups in the gym during a summer camp for overweight children in Zhengzhou
The principal told the reporter that the hospital diagnostics provided by Xiaoxiong & # 39; s family also showed that Xiaoxiong had obesity, Prader-Willi syndrome, and sleep apnea.
Prader-Willi syndrome is a brain disorder, which means that Xiaoxiong is constantly hungry and never feels full.
Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses during sleep and is a serious sleep disorder.
The director, named Zhou Wenfeng, argued that although the hospital said Xiaoxiong should continue to study, apnea & # 39; a deadly condition & # 39; could be.
& # 39; We made the decision because we care about our students. What if he has problems while at school? & # 39;
Xiaoxiong's family did not agree and claimed that the boy's current physical condition would not prevent him from studying like other students.
After mediation, the Xiaoxiong family agreed to take Xiaoxiong to the hospital for further examination.
The school, on the other hand, said they would re-enroll Xiaoxiong if the new medical report shows that the boy is healthy enough.
The local education office follows the dispute.
China will have the most overweight children in the world by 2025
Obese young Chinese students play in a swimming pool during a summer camp for overweight children in the city of Zhengzhou, Henan province in central China
According to a study by the World Obesity Federation, China will have the largest number of overweight children by 2025.
Doctors say unhealthy food and a lack of awareness from parents are two main reasons.
& # 39; Many children think it is fashionable to eat fast food like McDonald & # 39; s, and many eat them every day. Some drink many drinks that contain a lot of sugar and take them as water, & said. Wang Kexin of the Beijng Liujiayao hospital against the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
About 15.3 million boys and girls in the country are overweight or obese, according to another New England Medical Journal study.
The percentage of overweight children in China increased from 1.11 percent to 9.62 percent between 1985 and 2010.
Overweight and obesity were the most common among boys living in urban areas (23.2 percent).
The number of obese children between five and 18 years will reach more than 48 million in China in ten years.
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