5th grader expelled for Kool-Aid dealing
NECN/WSB: Douglasville, Ga.) - A fifth grade student at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Douglasville, Georgia has been expelled after selling bags of Kool-Aid mixed with sugar to other students.
The school claimed that it was too much like drug dealing.
Kayla Hill sold the mixture, known as "happy crack", as candy in plastic baggies.
"This is not something that is potentially dangerous to the kids, as far as the ingredients, but it legally, and as far as violations of school policy, could find kids in a lot of trouble," Sgt. Jesse Hambrick of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.
According to page 62 of the drug policy section listed in the school district's student handbook, students are not allowed to sell substances that are look-a-like drugs. The combination of Kool-Aid and sugar apparently fits that description.
"The lesson that I learned is that your not supposed to sell anything in school, and I just don't ever want to go this again," Kayla said.