PUBLIC SCHOOL, reading, writing and suspensions for what?
When did public schools lose their way and their minds? A 10 year old girl was suspended from a Commack, NY school for bringing peppermint oil to school. What would have happened if she brought her Dick Tracy decoder ring?
Peppermint oil? Good grief, the girl is 10, do these school officials honestly think that this little girl had evil intent with the peppermint oil. Common sense has become an endangered species in our schools today. Imagine the suspensions today that would take place from the “Shoe & Tell” practices of school days of the past?
The Commack School District says in a statement on its Web Site the oil “is an unregulated over-the-counter drug.”
The girl’s mother, Corrine Morton-Greiner, said Thursday the implication her daughter Sara was taking an illicit substance to school is “infuriating.”
Morton-Greiner is asking for school officials to apologize and to revoke her daughter’s suspension.
Commack Superintendent James Feltman says there’s “no question” Sara’s actions violated the district’s code of conduct when she took the oil to school Monday.
One would think that maybe suspension could be afforded to things that were brought to school with the sole intent of harm.