Saturday, May 08, 2010

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Jolly Rancher Candy Lands Third-Grader In Detention - KIAH: "All this week, Leighanne Adair, 10, didn't play outside during recess or eat her lunch with friends. Instead, she spent that time writing an essay about her punishment.

'She never gets in trouble. I don't think she's gotten a discipline notice this year,' said Michael Brazda, the girl's stepfather.

On Monday, Adair came home in tears with a detention notice for her parents. The punishment was not for talking in class or for hitting another student. The notice said it was because she had accepted a Jolly Rancher candy from a friend during the lunch hour. A teacher confiscated the candy and sent the third-grader to the principal's office."

6 comments:

Jeff Jackson said...

How could her parents let that type of decision making by the teacher slide? Put that stupid teacher in detention.

Richard R. said...

Can you say OVER-REACTING? Maybe if it had been a broccoli flavored candy they would have thought it was okay. This is just ridiculous.

Dan said...

This may be a minority opinion, but I agree with the teacher; you gotta break their little spirits while they're young, or Jolly Rancher could be a gateway to drugs,alcohol and wild sex in grade school.

dan said...

I was joking.

Bill Crider said...

Yeah, sure.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Is that the regular Jolly Rancher or the crack-based Jolly Rancher?