Thursday, March 13, 2008

Mike Tastes a Rainbow

Michael Sheridan of New Haven, CT., who was suspended and stripped of his Student Council post for purchasing a bag of Skittles from a friend at school, has been exonerated. Read the story here.

Candy has been banned at the school since 2003 as part of a health/wellness policy.

Suspension and removal from office are punishments way above and beyond ridiculous, though I recall that Skittles could be used as a weapon when I was in school and a friend thought it funny to pelt me in the back with them (and Resses Pieces) in American Literature class.

Had Michael not been cleared in what CNN calls a "candy caper," the Mike Committee would have worked (with Amnesty International, the ACLU, and the MARS company which makes the bite-sized confection) to right this grave wrong.