Skip to comments.School clears kids in contraband candy caper
Posted on 03/13/2008 7:02:12 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- School officials have decided to go light on an eighth-grader caught with contraband candy in New Haven, Connecticut.
Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with a bag of Skittles candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said.
Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's record and restore him to his student council post.
Michael was disciplined after he was caught buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The classmate's suspension also will be expunged, school officials said.
The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy, school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo said.
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This is good work. Skittles is just a gateway candy...gotta stop it now.
Everything that is not forbidden is mandatory! ! ! ! !
Sheesh. When I was in 7th grade, we were finally allowed to chew gum in school. I made money by selling 1 cent bubble gum for a nickel.
I do hope the parents retain counsel and sue all the educrats involved in this debacle. Hopefully, a jury will give the parents and the boy the assets and retirement benefits of teh educrats.
That’s a mild penalty - I prefer having the offending educrats organ banked, assuming anyone would want any part of one of those things.
Had the boy taken the candy by force, or stolen the candy, things would be seen differently. But, the boy bought the candy. That’s “bought” as in “willing seller, willing buyer”.
Perhaps the issue to the teaching class was that it was an example of the feared “free market” and it was still alive and functioning in their Public Institute of Marxist Studies.
If they can’t be organ banked, call Alpo.
Skittle Madness comes to an end!
Stalinism lurks closely under the veneer of liberalism.
The Levin Surge has worked!
Thinking the same thing. First its Skittles, then its Necco Wafers, finally these kids will be down and out hooked on 3 Musketeer bars.
Good thing we have a school system attuned to these kind of dangers facing children.
LOL! That’s what I was thinking!
I wonder how many kids got “busted” for bringing in their Halloween candy last October.
Idiot liberals just making more work for themselves by passing stupid “feel good” laws.
Government schools are evil.
Too bad the other kid wasn’t selling condoms or machine-guns out of his locker. That would’ve been just fine.<*sarc*>
Mark Levin giving out the principal’s number must have helped....
He. He. He.
I wonder if a little bit a national publicity had anything to do with this.
Have a Frink, change the world.
...enough to get him charged with intent to distribute.
Condoms and lubes, fine.
But you passed way over the line with machine-guns!
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