A group of high school students in Pekin, Ill., were suspended last week after school officials suspected the mints they were eating were actually illegal drugs.Superintendent Davis needs to find alternate employment. As my favorite Warner Brothers cartoon character used to say, "What a maroon!"
Jason McMichael, the father of one of the students, told the Journal Star that his 17-year-old son Eric was suspended for two days from Pekin Community High School and not allowed to attend the school's homecoming festivities after staffers found four students eating energy mint tablets that are marketed like caffeine energy drinks...
McMichael's father said school officials later admitted they did not know if the chewable, unmarked mints were, in fact, illegal drugs but upheld the suspensions anyway, saying the teens displayed "gross misconduct for taking an unknown product."
"Now they know nothing illegal happened," McMichael said on Friday, "but they're still pursuing the suspension."
Superintendent Paula Davis told the paper that while she was not able to discuss the incident, school officials would have been within their rights to discipline the students if they were seen "ingesting things that look like unmarked pills."
Monday, October 08, 2012
If Mints Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Mints
Why do some people insist on doubling down on stupid?