Students turn a profit from candy sales
VICTORVILLE — With candy sales banned on school campuses, sugar pushers are the latest trend at local schools. Backpacks are filled with Snickers and Twinkees for all sweet tooths willing to pay the price.
This has become a lucrative business, Nason said, and those kids are walking around campus with upwards of $40 in their pockets and disrupting class to make a sale.
Schools have been individually banning junk-food sales for years, and enforcement was increased in 2005 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger passed legislation to combat childhood obesity, according to the office of the governor.
**Young candy buyer finds penalty unduly bitter
**NEW HAVEN — Sheridan Communications and Technology Middle School eighth-grader Michael Sheridan was suspended from school for three days, barred from attending an honors student dinner and stripped of his title of class vice president.
He bought a bag of Skittles.
The punishment was meted out because the New Haven school system banned candy sales and fundraisers in 2003 as part of the districtwide school wellness policy.
Bring on the sugar-sniffing dogs!! Throw the little pushers in jail! Call in the Child Protective Services – something is obviously wrong at home!
Can you say unintended consequences? Unintended but totally foreseeable.
Btw, in the past I have posted a couple satirical news items from sites like The Onion. These items are real – no joke.