(DAILYMAIL) — A school has banned triangular flapjacks on health and safety grounds after a pupil was hit in the eye by one during a lunch-time food fight.

Dinner ladies at the comprehensive school were told to cut flapjacks into squares or rectangles only from now on after the Year 7 boy was sent home complaining of a sore eye.

This morning a spokesman for Essex County Council confirmed the ban on triangular treats at Castle View School on Canvey Island was true.

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