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School puts up $80,000 fence to stop students from going to nearby McDonald’s and KFC during lunch

By Mason White 11:24 AM February 2, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Many countries are trying to fight obesity by giving healthier school lunches.

However, one school in Australia, is trying to prevent its students from buying fast food from nearby restaurants.

The Warnbro Community High School in Perth, has spent $83,000 to build a large new metal fence to prevent students from buying takeout food.

Principal Kya-Louise Graves said that the school had a wire fence before the metal one was installed, but students would break it and get out.

The large new fence runs along the school’s property at Warnbro Sound Avenue, where a shopping center is located. Students used to go to the shopping center to buy lunch from McDonald’s and KFC.

School officials had asked the fast food restaurants not to sell food to students in uniform, but their pleas were ignored.

Graves noted that the school had been forced to shut its canteen because it wasn’t “sustainable to keep it running,” but they hope that since the fence was put up, they will be able to reopen it soon.