Sydney Durkovich’s 11-year-old son, Jack, brought home candy from school. No big deal, right? Ordinarily, it wouldn’t be – but he brought home the candy in a package that was supposed to be used for medication (not candy) AND, the person who gave Jack the candy was his teacher.
Jack came home with a blister pack filled with Skittles candy from Lake Elementary School in Oceanside, California. The package even had labels from the state.
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Sydney was disturbed because it was sending the wrong message to kids about prescription drugs. After confiscating the candy, Sydney reached out to Jack’s teacher, the principal, and the school district via email.
She wanted to know why the candy was being given to children in blister packs. The only response that Sydney received was that the school would investigate the incident.
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In 2015, something similar happened at a South Carolina College when a professor gave out candy to little children in bottles that once had prescription meds in them. The unnamed professor filled the bottle with M&Ms and even labeled them as “Happy Pills.”
This guy even put instructions on the bottle that said to take one every 2 to 4 hours. An apology was issued by Horry Georgetown Technical College after the incident.
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This does send the wrong message to children, they are impressionable and may not fully get the ‘humor’ in such things. These types of things may be appropriate for adults, but not children. Come on, use a little common sense, people! Share away, people.
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