Monday, February 13, 2006

Sugar high

Via The Agitator, we learn that a sixth-grader in Aurora, IL has been arrested for bringing a bag of sugar to school.
Police in Aurora have confirmed that a 12-year-old boy who said he brought powdered sugar to school for a science project last week has been charged with a felony for possessing a look-alike drug.

The sixth grade student at Waldo Middle School in Aurora also was suspended for two weeks from school after showing the bag of powdered sugar to his friends.

The boy, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, said two other boys asked if the bag contained cocaine after he showed it to them in the bathroom Wednesday morning. The boy's mother said he told them it did, but then added, "just kidding."

Aurora police arrested the boy after a custodian at the school reported the boy's comments. The youngster was taken to the police station and detained before being released to his parents that afternoon.
While shocking, this is nothing new. There have been plenty of other pre-teens arrested for bringing fake drugs to school.


Jeremy said...

yeah i got reprimanded once in 7th grade for bringing in a bag of mint leaves - I liked the way they tasted. unfortunately, i left my jacket on top of the lockers before homeroom, and when i went to get it, a teacher had found my jacket and what was inside. i had a stern talking to after they figured out it wasn't pot. i just looked at them as if they were crazy - and then my parents laughed when the vice principal called home. ah, to be a kid again...

Jock Coats said...

Since sugar surely conforms to the UN definition of a drug and with its growing effects on the health of the population far more widespread than any illegal drugs, perhaps it's time sugar too was prohibited...:)

And as to mint - don't you know it makes you sterile...:)

Jason said...

Sugar is not a drug. It's a carbohydrate which metabolizes quickly, providing a drug-like burst of energy. But there's nothing chemically unique which makes it psychoactive.