Honor student gets suspended -- he likes skittles

@Debs_place (10524)
United States
March 12, 2008 10:49pm CST
Oh yes, we have heard this before - maybe the student cheated or used alcohol or drugs or sexually harassed another student but over a bag of skittles. http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2008-03-12-skittles-suspension_N.htm?csp=34 Come on - have we not take this a bit to far - a child gets suspended for buying a bag of skittles in school. When will this madness end? The child is no longer class vp - don't our school administrators have bigger fish to catch? What do you think does the kid deserve this punishment or am I wrong? Tell me why you feel the way you do I am baffled.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
13 Mar 08
He was suspended for buying them there or bringing them there? Was he eating them in class? I know that it is against the rules to eat candy in the classroom. But since when is it wrong to buy candy on campus? If they are selling it, why can't he buy it?
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
13 Mar 08
I think it was a clandestine transaction with another student, my son is 22 and I remember him telling me about teachers that tossed candy to kids who answered with right answers (sometimes it was money). The teacher was a great motivator.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
13 Mar 08
I do not think that it was serious enough for the child to be suspended. My niece sold candy when she was in High School to make extra money. I am not saying it was alright, I am simply saying that the punishment does not fit the offense.
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
13 Mar 08
They let the kid off, probably due to the media hype...here's the story i read http://www.nbc30.com/news/15572697/detail.html?rss=har&psp=news you are right, there are a lot worse things they should be going after...lol, my friends and i had a candy business out of our lockers in school too...i think i also sold pop out of the trunk of my car...hey, i've always been an enterprising spirit :)
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
13 Mar 08
My son, at this age made key rings from pony beads and gimp, they cost him about .30 to make and sold them for $1. He was making sometimes $30 to $40 a week. I am not saying the school should promote a healthy environment, but let the punishment fit the crime. The kid bought a bag of candy, he was not violent or disruptive in the process. They over-reacted. If the media got him off, good, it is about time the media is good for something.
• United States
13 Mar 08
And yet the schools here sell candy for fundraisers? Crazy!! And the kid was vp? Give me a break!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
13 Mar 08
You know, I had not thought of that. Excellent point! I hope the parents fight the school on this. What a way to break a student down.
@rockvixen (894)
• United States
13 Mar 08
OMG! How stupid was this in the first place. The school systems of now, have become more stupid and more inconsiderate that back in the day. My God, over a bag of candy? Stupid, very stupid. I gather one will next be suspended for wearing multicolor shoelaces, or how about being suspended for wearing a necklace? Crazy, just crazy.
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