Contraband Candy

How’s this for the bureaucratic nanny state:

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.

If you think it’s bad now, just wait until government bureaucrats are in charge of your health care.

Hat tip to Cam & Company

3 Responses to “Contraband Candy”

  1. Alcibiades McZombie says:

    If one ounce of skittles gets you a three-day suspension, rock candy probably results in expulsion.

    I wonder if it was a sting operation?

  2. kaveman308 says:

    Well, every common sense person realizes that skittles ARE the gateway candy.

    Before ya know it, this kid is gonna be main-lining high grade dutch chocolate.

  3. B Smith says:

    When I was in high school, we had a teacher who sold candy between classes (with the full permission of the administration), to fund the junior prom every year. As a result, the junior prom was ofter nicer than the seniors’. (I funded a large percentage of that myself, using M&M’s to stay awake during the more boring classes…heh)
    Ah, the good ol’ days.