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Posted on 02/11/2006 4:11:34 PM PST by Revel
Boy charged with felony for carrying sugar
BY JUSTINA WANG A 12-year-old Aurora boy who said he brought powdered sugar to school for a science project this week has been charged with a felony for possessing a look-alike drug, Aurora police have confirmed.
The sixth-grade student at Waldo Middle School was also suspended for two weeks from school after showing the bag of powdered sugar to his friends.
The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, said he brought the bag to school to ask his science teacher if he could run an experiment using sugar.
Two other boys asked if the bag contained cocaine after he showed it to them in the bathroom Wednesday morning, the boy's mother said.
He joked that it was cocaine, before telling them, "just kidding," she said.
Aurora police arrested the boy after a custodian at the school reported the boy's comments. The youngster was taken to the police station and detained, before being released to his parents that afternoon.
"This is getting ridiculous," said the boy's mother. "They treated my son like a criminal. .. . This is no way to treat a 12-year-old kid."
East Aurora School District officials declined to comment on the case, citing privacy issues.
The district issued a written statement, which said: "The dangers of illegal drugs and controlled substances are clear.
Could get probation "Look-alike drugs and substances can cause that same level of danger because staff and students are not equipped to differentiate between the two."
The school handbook states that students can be suspended or expelled for carrying a look-alike drug.
Penalties for juveniles are decided on a case-by-case basis, but if convicted, the sixth-grader could likely face up to five years' probation, said Jeffery Jefko, deputy director of Kane County juvenile court services.
Juveniles who have prior criminal records could also be placed in a residential treatment program if convicted, he said.
We are truly in trouble if our teachers and school administrators are too stupid to tell the difference between cocaine and sugar.
I wonder if there's oregano in the school cafeteria?
What on earth is the felony charge?
He was obviously trying to supply the obese kids with their fix.
The kid would've been better off fondling another boy.
We are observing the death of common sense.
I agree - this is crazy.
Well.....I know sugar can be bad for you if you eat too much.....BUT, this is CRAZY!
(snip)The school handbook states that students can be suspended or expelled for carrying a look-alike drug.
Can you imagine going through airport security with a few small wires and crude switch dangling from your shirt sleeve?
The fact is that we are all becoming prisoners to our heightened security "needs".
and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Of course - we all know how the story ends. Right?
If stupidity was also a felony we could fill our prisons with school administrators and cops.
Well what kind of 12-year-old kid shows a bag of powdered sugar to his friends in the restroom?
Heck, powdered sugar isn't THAT interesting, for cripesake.
I don't know what the kid was up to, but I'm not buying that story about asking the science teacher if he could use it either.
The little turd was up to something.
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Science project. Riiiight.
The district issued a written statement, which said: "The dangers of
illegal drugs sugar and controlled substances are clear..."
I believe the cops would arrest me if I was on the street with a bag of powdered sugar saying it was cocaine...I don't look 12...I can act like it...
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