This is extra nutty: A sixth grade boy in South Orange, New Jersey has been suspended from school for allegedly threatening to expose his teacher to a peanut butter cookie. His teacher is highly allergic to peanuts. From the Associated Press:
Loubert Gabriel said his son, 12-year-old Jules, had been kept out of class since April 2, after a girl in his social studies class at South Orange Middle School told the teacher that Jules had made the threat.
The father said Jules was carrying a snack packet of Nutter Butter cookies and did make a comment about having “something dangerous” but never said he had a weapon.
A hearing is not scheduled till May 13, which means the Nutter Butter Kid will miss at least six weeks of school.
Update: The boy will be allowed to attend a different school starting May 3. Apparently, classmates say Jules waved the cookies over his head while the teacher was out of the room and said they were his defense against detention; the dad says Jules was a top student who never got detention and that he only said the cookies were “dangerous.”