Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Haven Makes National News for Being Stupid

New Haven, the wonderful sanctuary city where people get robbed, shot and assaulted daily, has made the national news after a flap involving an eighth-grade student who was caught buying ... candy.

With the condition of the city being what it is, and the fact that half the kids can't even read and write at acceptable levels, it's hilarious to see what does get the attention of the people who run things.

It's also nice to know that the school system is so diligent in outlawing candy ... now if they could get the kids to stop murdering people, they'd be all set.

Here's the quick story:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with contraband candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said.

Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael Sheridan's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's record and restore him to his post.

Michael was disciplined after he was caught buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The classmate's suspension also will be expunged, school officials said.

The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy, school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo said.

"I am sorry this has happened," Turner said in a statement. "My hope is that we can get back to the normal school routine, especially since we are in the middle of taking the Connecticut mastery test."

Turner said she should have reinforced in writing the verbal warnings against candy transactions.

No comments: