Aren't we taking this health and wellness stuff too far? It's only candy for Pete's sake. It's not like the kid was buying speed or meth. It was Skittles! (see story below)
Suspended for three days, ripped of his student vice president title and not allowed to attend an honors dinner?
Man, what would they have given him if he had been caught buying a Snickers — explusion?!?
No wonder people don't want to follow the rules when the rules are this stupid!
Actual story from www.rr.com:
NEW HAVEN, Conn.(AP) Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student in Connecticut.
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.
School spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo says the New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy.
Michael's suspension has been reduced from three days to one, but he has not been reinstated as class vice president.
He says he didn't realize his candy purchase was against the rules, but he did notice the student selling the Skittles on Feb. 26 was being secretive.