When they’re not busy being apologists for illegal aliens and muslim radicals, or revising American history to fit an anti-American narrative, they’re hellbent on punishing kids for having candy.
A week of detention for a 10-year-old caught with a Jolly Rancher at school ended on a sweet note Friday after the state said the school went too far.
Leighann Adair has a sweet tooth but what happened a school this week, left a bad taste in her mouth. The Brazos Elementary third grader was about to eat a piece of candy, but it was taken away.
Jack Ellis, the superintendent for the Brazos Independent School District, said the school was abiding by a state guideline that banned “minimal nutrition” foods.
So that single Jolly Rancher led to detention, which separated her from other classmates at lunch and at recess.
Her parents called the punishment ridiculous.
“I don’t think they treated her fairly. I think the punishment was definitely exaggerated and they should have to apologize to her,” says Amber Brazda, Leighann’s mother.
School officials say they were following state law and were concerned about losing funding.
In a letter to the school system Friday, the Texas Department of Agriculture wrote, “This particular incidence of candy possession as it has been reported by KHOU-TV would not be considered a violation of the state or federal nutrition program and therefore would not have jeopardized your district’s food service funding.”
Read the whole letter from the Texas Department of Agriculture here:
Those in charge of government education are getting more stupid by the day. There are valid reasons to suspend or give kids detention—like fighting or posessing weapons on campus—but these academic morons overstepped their bounds. Ultimately, the parents are responsible for the behavior and eating habits of their children, not the Nanny State.