The crime: possessing a piece of candy in school.
The sentence: one week of detention.
SAY WHAT??? That's right a third grader in Texas was thrown in the classroom slammer for possessing an unopened Jolly Rancher in school. A teacher confiscated the sweet treat and handed out the punishment, which was actually served in the cafeteria during lunch and recess last week.
The girl and a friend who was also found guilty had to write an essay explaining why what they did was wrong.
Is the world going crazy or is it just us? This seems a little extreme, don't you think? Apparently the school has a no-gum, no-candy policy, so administrators are standing by the sentence. They say rules are rules and they're just trying to follow state guidelines that call for limiting junk food in schools.
But those state guidelines say nothing about punishing kids for carrying the "contraband."
What's next? School hallways lined with Junk Food Police?
Yes, we all want our kids to eat healthier. Candy should be the diet exception rather than the rule, but life without one Jolly Rancher or Hershey's Chocolate Kiss every once and a while wouldn't be as sweet.
What do you think? We want your opinion!
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