"Fat Letter" draws fire

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 8:09pm

School letter declaring young girl at an "at-risk" weight angers parents. Rick Ritter reports.

(WBBH) How much information do you want from your child's school?

One Florida mother claimed a notification she got about her daughter went too far.

It was a day Kristen Grasso will never forget - one that put her daughter at the center of a controversial letter.

"My first call was to my mother to say, 'am I crazy, or is this wrong?'" said Grasso.

Meet Naples sixth grader Lily Grasso. At 5' 3" and 127 pounds, the 11-year-old is a star volleyball player.

"Lily is athletic, tall, plays volleyball six days a week for two different teams. She's not overweight," said her mom.

But when school started last month, Lily brought home a letter from the Collier County Health Department, giving her parents the impression that she was being called overweight.

"We found that all over the country they call it the fat letter," said Lily's dad, Michael Grasso.

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