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Skittles Sends Student Packing

Kid Suspended for Buying Skittles at School


When I was in high school we had vending machines with sodas, potato chips and candy. Never mind that I went to Willy Wonka High but, nowadays many school districts have banned the selling of unsavory products as part of a school wellness policy.

To see what happened to a student in Connecticut,

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In New Haven, Connecticut, one kid paid the price for his sweet tooth. Unaware of the "crime" he was about to commit, eighth grader Michael Sheridan bought a bag of Skittles from a classmate. When he was caught doing the deed, the honors student was reportedly suspended for a day, forced to relinquish his throne as class vice president, and banned from an honors student dinner.

This all seems a tad harsh for a sugar high — do you think the punishment fit the crime?

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