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15 Dec
Use a Gum Drop -- Go To Jail

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 97 13:24:20 -0800
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Subject: Use a Gum Drop -- Go To Jail

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A Colorado Springs, Colo., school district says it did the right thing when
it suspended 6-year-old Seamus Morris under the school's zero-tolerance drug
policy. The drug? Lemon drops.  Taylor Elementary School administrators
called an ambulance after a teacher saw the boy give another student some
candy, which was a brand teachers didn't recognize.  "It was not something
you would purchase in a grocery store," a district spokesman said.  "It was
from a health-food store." A spokesman for St. Claire's Lemon Tarts,
however, noted that the candy is indeed sold in Colorado's largest grocery
store chain. School officials were not impressed, and not only upheld the
half-day suspension, but told the boy's mother that a child who brings candy
to school is comparable to a teen who takes a gun to school. (UPI)

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