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Old 03-12-2008, 01:44 PM
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Conn. 8th Grader Suspended for Buying Skittles at School

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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.
Oh geez...

Somebody needs to give Mrs. Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo a nice, big wedgie...
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I actually understand the policy of banning candy sales but the punishment seems extremely harsh for the "crime."

If he was the one selling candy then I might could see it. Or even if he had been warned once and then did it again.

But I am assuming that, since he was a class officer, this is a good student without a history of disciplinary problems. So what is the deal with coming down on him so hard?
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Damn! Did they execute the pusher?
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