A bag of dirt

A Missouri first grader was given “in-school suspension” for two days as punishment for giving a friend a plastic bag filled with playground dirt, rocks and clover. A teacher and the principal thought it was marijuana. When they discovered otherwise, they called it a “look-alike drug.”

It all started when Michaela Boyd, 6, found a plastic bag on the playground during recess. Heartland News reports:

After finding the bag much like the one disposable utensils come in, Michaela says she decided to make her friend a bag of goodies, “They said what did you make this out of. and what did you tell them. I said out of dirt. And what else. I made it with rocks, clover and dirt.”

. . . Michaela says, “They said it was kind of a drug. I don’t know what they are I only see cigarettes. That’s all I say.”

Innocence is no excuse. The suspension will go on the little girl’s school record.

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    This should go on the principal’s permanent record.

  2. The suspension will go on the little girl’s school record.

    I had no idea they actually kept detailed records on suspensions in the earlier grads. I’d love to get a look at my record for K-5(after fifth I was homeschooled). It would have to be longer than I am tall…

  3. PIMF

    grads = grades

  4. Reminds me of the story about a guy to went to a shrink for Rorschach tests. Asked what the first picture reminded him of, he responded “looks like a nekkid woman.” For every other picture, he responded the same way. Finally, the shrink said “looks like you have an obsession with naked women.”

    To which the patient said “you’re the one drawing the pictures.”

  5. So when do all the groundskeepers get fired for allowing the children to have free access to this contraband?

  6. What this esatblishes is that the teache and principal, while charged with enforcing drug laws, have no frickin’ idea what marijuana actually looks like.

    This does, at least, bolster any claims thry might make to have never smoked the stuff.

  7. Steve LaBonne says:

    And they clearly never smelled it either. Cripes, I hate it when the forensic lab where I work gets in a big marijuana case. A pile of that stuff sitting in a small room stinks to high heaven and gives you an instant migraine. I wouldn’t smoke that crap if it was legal, even if somebody paid me to. Ugh.

  8. This reminds of the case of the 5 year old who was suspended and charged with sexual harassment for kissing a girl in his class. Totally ridiculous and overblown.

  9. It’s no big consolation, but at least that kiss was real.