Skip to comments.Conn. Student Suspended For Buying Candy In School
Posted on 03/12/2008 9:38:29 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student.
Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate.
The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a district-wide school wellness policy, said school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo.
Shelli Sheridan, Michael's mother, said he is a top student with no previous disciplinary problems.
"It's too much. It's too unfair," she said. "He's never even had a detention."
Michael's suspension has been reduced from three days to one, but he has not been reinstated as class vice president.
He said he didn't realize his candy purchase was against the rules, but he did notice that the student selling the Skittles on Feb. 26 was being secretive.
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Smuggling contraband Skittles? How fiendish!!!!!!!!/heavy sarcasm
Well, obviously this sort of thing is MUCH more important than teaching the 3 R’s! /sarc
Give me a break. Hope this kid’s family fights this nanny state business!! The punishment was way too drastic for the ‘crime’, for Pete’s sake.
OTOH, they want girls to have access to birth control without their parents knowledge and consent.
Now buying a bag of Skittles is a CRIME?
If the other child doesn't want to give it to him or trade something, why not let him BUY it from the kid?
I don’t see where it is a crime?
Please tell me this is a parody.
For that kind of punishment the kid should have brought in some pot, my lord. If candy and fast food was banned at my school there would have been riots.
He should have limited his purchases to school-approved items.
You know, like condoms.
“I dont see where it is a crime?
Because they say so.
When American women have hyphenated last names, you can usually expect the wacky ideas and attitudes to manifest themselves shortly.
Controlling students’ education isn’t enough for this school district/principal, apparently...they MUST control the child’s diet since you know, the parents’ aren’t smart enough to do so! Puleeze.
Slow down, cowboy, not ALL women with hyphenated names have wacky ideas like this! (From someone with a hyphenated last name. :-)
I just thank God this kid wasn’t dealing with illegal peanut butter products—isn’t that a death penalty offence at schools nowadays?!?
“Please tell me this is a parody.”
I wish I could. Like Metmom said on another thread, you can’t make up stuff like this.
Unfortunately Its not. Its liberal nanny-statism and do-gooderism run amok.
Here, give this principal a piece of your mind: (203)946-8828
When Skittles are outlawed only outlaws will have Skittles.
Isn’t that the truth.
This could actually affect the student’s chance of being accepted by a competitive college. I’d say it’s definitely time to sue the school. And, of course, enroll the boy in a private school.
Makes me glad my three boys are now grown men but I fear for what my two little grand-daughters will have to face. This is just plain nonsense!
Said with no evidence that she was conscious of her own absurdity in stating it.
Btw, if we get socialized medicine, brace for the impact of nationwide restrictions on candy. I'm just sayin'....
Kid should claim his religion requires him to eat Skittles. Funny that there is no rule against selling candy, only buying it.
Soon we’ll have to buy all of our junk food on the black market.
20 years ago at my public school (this in 8th grade), they would crack down (literally) if you brought candy or gum to class. If you were caught with it, you got two licks (and I don’t mean of the tongue variety). You could hear a pin drop every time they took a kid in the hallway as we’d listen for the loud “THWACK !” Yee-oww ! Nobody ever returned without the tears streaming down their face... The teachers never missed their mark.
FROM MY COLD DEAD SUGARY-STAINED FINGERS!!!!
That also reminds me, our #1 contraband back in the mid ‘80s was dealing in “Now and Later’s” (remember those ?) and cinnamon-dipped toothpicks. Why we thought of those as delicacies, I have no idea...
I can see the Gambino family recruiting youngsters to “distribute” said black market goods.
But guns, violence, low grades are all tolerable.
“school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo.”
Hi. I’m Catherine Sullivan -(and these severed genitals I hold in my hand are ‘DeCarlo’.)
Candy causes hyperactivity and we need calm in the classroom during Homosexual Indoctrination.
A warning and a detention would have been appropriate.
The only message that this sends to other students is that there are no perks to being a good performer.
It’s worse than you think. I understand the child paid for the candy in a series of transactions to evade the school limit on cash transfers over one dollar. First a postal money order for 25 cents, then a wire for 50 cents and then a quarter was left on a table near the candy pusher. Then he paid for the pusher’s train fare from NYC to New Haven, so now it is a federal matter. I’m glad they caught him before he became a hardened criminal or the Governor of a neighboring state.
No need to purchase what is given away for free.
“Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate.”
that’ll teach the little B@stard !! /s
You'd think he was buying drugs, for cryin' out loud. Reasons never cease.
This kid has just received an object lesson in how government regulation interferes with free enterprise.
Has there ever been a time when chewing gum or trading candy was allowed in school? I recall kids getting sent to the principles office back in the ‘50s and early ‘60s.
Welcome to Looney Land !!!!!!!!!!
Special FReeper dispensation for you ;-)
If only he had chosen a condom instead....
More Orwellian nonsense going on under the nose of the GOP, which is why I’m abandoning it.
:-) Sounds like we’re dealing with a very serious crime here. Good thing this juvenile delinquent was stopped before he starting buying the harder stuff, like Jawbreakers or (gasp!) Rock Candy. (It’s pure sugar, you know.)
LOL! You owe me a new keyboard!
I’m certain the crime rate will go down a lot now that the school principal is on the case.....what a crock of B.S.!
“Has there ever been a time when chewing gum or trading candy was allowed in school? I recall kids getting sent to the principles office back in the 50s and early 60s.”
You never heard of candy sales in schools for raising money for class trips, etc.? We used to have those once or twice a year.
Here's my favorite line in the story:
Aside from the nutrition issue, Sullivan-DeCarlo said, students create security problems when they carry money.
Oh, no, we can't have the kids carrying money now, can we? LOL. This story is so much fun. :-)
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