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.