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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.
You know such votes happened and passed in other states as well.
Do you actually check your statements before posting completely false comments.
For the record, I check my statements before hand.
I'll keep that in mind.
He's backtracking now and implying that he doesn't support it. But he won't clarify his position.
One day, when the kid is 19, he'll be shaping up for the re-instituted draft, and he'll be rejected due to his criminal record. When the other rejects ask him his crime, he'll have to tell them, "carrying sugar in a plastic bag". And they'll all be very afraid.
"Mysterio supports drug dealers being able to legally sell young children crack."
Show us the post where mysterio "supports drug dealers being able to legally sell young children crack."
Nevermind, I know you can't...and with that in mind, I have become convinced that mojave is a big time lying disruptive poster whose goal is to stifle any serious debate on matters important to a freedom loving people.
For the legalization of medical marijuana, not recreational marijuana, yes. I believe 9 out of the 11 states used a public referendum rather than the state legislature to legalize.
You've got Soros and NORML and the MPP and the DPA and all these outside pro-marijuana organizations funding and organizing these state measures, coupled with a motivated minority, and you end up with 51% of those who voted establishing state policy. That's not representative of the state.
You say you disagree with the method, yet you support the results as representing the will of the state. What gives?
I do, but for a different reason. Disrespecting a teacher entitles a student to suspension in my book, followed by a spanking at home by the parents to emphasize the point. A spitball directed at the teacher, a tack on their chair, foul language, talking back, physical contact of any sort, or pointing at them and saying, "Bang bang, you're dead" is grounds in my book.
Or, three whacks across an open palm with a half-inch diameter 42" wooden pointer by the teacher is also acceptable. (Yes, I went to Catholic grade school taught by nuns.) But, since that is no longer allowed, a three day suspension is what it has to be.
Too bad. I thought the old way was better. At a number of levels.
So, as long as it's not real drugs or real money or real guns, the kids should be allowed to do it at school? You've really been dancing around this issue, you know. Why is that?
RP...I don't know what you're drinking to think I've been 'dancing around this issue'. Oh...and I'm not advocating kids waving fake guns at cops.
So you're saying that you would do away with the school policy on look-alike drugs.
Hey, don't forget we're on the same side here. I just about forgot. This happened in FIRST GRADE so I can't apply it to this or EVERY situation as some like to do.
If anything your statement reaffirms that often in education, you are darned if you do and darned if you don't, especially with some out there ready to pounce on any little negative morsel they can find.
BTW--no principal around here makes a six-figure income. In fact, here they probably make less than some teachers in some areas.
I respect you enough not to argue with you here. I probably would have handled it differently, but as you hinted at--people will use it for their own purposes in hindsight especially in a negative-loving MSM.
Thanks for the comments.
Nope...just some use of common sense. 'Zero tolerance' would work so much better were we not dealing with real people.
Would you feel justice was served if this kid, in THIS case, were charged with and convicted of a felony? (even tho the beloved handbook says suspension)
disregard my previous post... your answer in #571 just about says it all.
Hello RP, still trying to defend the indefensible, I see...
No drugs were found, as usual, but somebody has to pay a price, right!
lol.. i know. I must've been feeling a bit masochistic this morning when I got on this thread!
Huh? So the school should have a policy against look-alike drugs. Fine. Now, this kid certainly met the standard, wouldn't you agree?
So what should happen to him? Nothing? What's the point of the school policy then?
(Forget about the felony. That's a state charge and has nothing to do with the school. I'm asking what the school should do.)
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