NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (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 -- although he did notice the student selling the Skittles on February 26 was being secretive.
This poor kid!! I feel so awful for him!! They seriously suspended him for three days, but they were sooo gracious enough to reduce it to one day??!! OMG! I can't believe this! I understand it's a wellness program, but it starts at home folks! I believe in some of the actions this nation has taken to improve nutrition and wellness, but this is taking it a little far. It really reminds me of the sex ed. policies in school.... (I'll say it again) IT SHOULD ALL START AT HOME! Personally, my high school extra curricular activities revolved around candy sales. Lord knows it's the only way I got to go to Disney World twice, or do anything with the band or softball team. Let's not forget the endless bakesales we had for Knightmoot or other student leadership organizations! Have mercy I looked forward to the days of the Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraisers!!! Oh, poor class president/honor student! Freakin' candy Nazis!! How do you feel about this?
**After thought**- Don't get me wrong folks, I believe this kid should have to suffer the consequences just like any other child who breaks rules, but this rule is a bit harsh.