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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.
The police, prosecutor and school "officials" need to be involuntarily committed to an insane asylum ASAP.
As a dad of a couple of former 12 year old boys I could see them acting like idiots with their friends. That doesn't equal a felony and two weeks suspension though.
Oops. Game over. Mom, good luck if you decide to sue.
Just another reason to shut down Public Schools and send kids to private school....
They got issues alright. And it seems they go far beyond privacy.
That covers the school's tail, but where is the felony?
[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.]
Today's school authorities are idiots. You might as well talk to a bag of crap as talk to the fools who have destroyed public education, the educators, unions and worst of all, the liberal school boards.
Again I say, they are idiots.
[That covers the school's tail, but where is the felony?]
Probably one o dem der white red neck boys the feminazi school authorities hate and desire to subdue.
School speak for "We over reacted and don't want to admit it".
I agree that this is ridiculous. However, given the ridiculous lawsuits that are filed in this country over the most ridiculous things, it is no surprise that schools make ridiculous rulings on situations like this. I'm not supporting them. Sugar is not cocaine. Simply smelling it would have indicated that it was sugar. The custodian should simply have given it back to him and told him that drugs were no joking matter. That should have been the end of it.
I would simply fight the felony charge and threaten a lawsuit challenging the policy on "look-alike" drugs. I would follow through on the lawsuit if the district refused to back down.
I disagree. It is a reason to challenge the lunacy.
I agree, but what's the deal with a felony charge? What's wrong with detention?
Now, I'd be "more" with you if you'd just get rid of your tagline! (besides, I don't know if you mean Robertson, Buchanan or Riley)
Sugar is a drug?
You must mind your Pees & take your Ques from Jr here....
The custodian is the eyes and ears of the school...you don't know they are there...they are invisible to you...but they listen to all your words and plans and even know your thoughts.
The authoress...Justina Wang...
what do they call her for short....Justa?
Where have you been? Common sense died years ago.
Face it people, the Republic is lost.