Newsgroups: alt.slack

Subject: Illegal Lemon Drops!

From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?K=F6nig=20Preu=DFe?= <bbombere@erols.com>

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 04:59:07 -0500

 

1st-Grader Busted for Lemon Drops

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A

6-year-old boy has been suspended for half a

day for bringing ``drugs'' to school -- lemon

drops bought in a health food store. =

 

The fire department and an ambulance were

called after a teacher found first-grader Seamus

Morris giving the candies to a fellow pupil on

the playground Oct. 29, said his mother, Shana

Morris. She said both boys' parents were urged

to take their children to the hospital for tests,

despite her assurances the lemon drops were

harmless. =

 

 

John Bushey, an administrator at Taylor

Elementary School, said the half-day

suspension was consistent with the district's

drug policy, which treats unfamiliar products as

controlled substances. =

 

 

Ms. Morris called the response ``complete

hysteria,'' adding in today's edition of The

Denver Post, ``I can't believe these people are

educating our kids.'' =

 

 

=A9 Copyright 1997 The Associated Press