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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I've heard of 'zero tolerance'....

but I think this is really going too far.

Skittles? Skittles?

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7 Comments:

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Oh THAT is just TOO MUCH. God save us from those who wish to save us from ourselves.
Pass the skittles.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Kasia said...

I think I'm going to have to go buy a bag of Skittles in solidarity with this poor kid. That is INSANE.

Confiscate the candy. MAAAAYYYYBE give him an after-school detention as a deterrent to others (though that even seems excessive). But...

What's that they say about common sense?

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Heather said...

I was thinking if everyone who saw that report at Drudge sent the administration a bag of Skittles, they might get the point.

And I'm with you on the bag of Skittles for myself.

I wonder why they didn't go after the seller?

 
At 5:20 AM, Blogger Amy said...

What's that they say about common sense?

Common sense is so uncommon, it's practically a super power.

I blogged about this. Seriously, I think I'm going to plunk a bag of Skittles in the mail for these idiots.


I wonder why they didn't go after the seller?


Don't know. Good question.

I mean - what's to stop them from inspecting the lunches you send for your kid? Requiring a "meal diary" of all the stuff you feed them? What if your kid eats an Oreo when he gets home from school - will they call in the National Guard?

A bag of Skittles will NOT cause obesity. And I wonder how many of these students go home and spend a few hours playing "Rock Band" or some other video game. Will they be expelled for owning a Nintendo Wii now?

I love how "encouraging" healthy behavior always involves banning something.

Just like where I work, they're "encouraging" healthy behavior by making the grounds smoke-free. And "encouraging" healthy eating by closing the grill on certain days of the month.

This "encouragement" is actually a fiat accompli - taking away one's choices so they HAVE to do what you want them to.

 
At 5:35 AM, Blogger Heather said...

I mean - what's to stop them from inspecting the lunches you send for your kid?

Ask Barb, SFO--they do.
http://sfomom.blogspot.com/2008/02/return-of-food-police.html

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Dale pointed out, "School nurse will give them condoms, but they can't have cookies?"
Yeah, a LITTLE inconsistent.

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger Amy said...

An update:

The school has restored the student to his post on student council and his record will be cleared (he was also apparently barred from attending an honors dinner).

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,337419,00.html

As for the student who sold the candy, he was also suspended, but that punishment has been recinded, too.

Thanks for the link to Barb SFO.

What a joke. I hope I'm able to homeschool like you.

 

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