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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?



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.

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).,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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