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10 year old terrorist suspended for bringing peppermint oil to school

10 year old terrorist suspended for bringing peppermint oil to school

The government schools (public schools) have better things to do then educate your children! Like punish them for silly politically incorrect crimes!

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NY girl, 10, suspended for bringing peppermint oil to school, distributing it to peers

By Associated Press

December 24, 2009

COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) A 10-year-old girl in New York has been suspended for bringing peppermint oil to her middle school and distributing it to other students.

The Commack School District said in a statement on its Web Site that the oil is "an unregulated over-the-counter drug."

The girl's mother, Corrine Morton-Greiner, said on Thursday that the implication that her daughter Sara was bringing an illicit substance to school was "infuriating."

Morton-Greiner asked school officials to apologize and to revoke her daughter's suspension.

Commack Superintendent James Feltman said Sara's actions violated the school district's code of conduct when she brought the oil to school on Monday. He said the label on the bottle said it should be kept out of reach of children.

Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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Sara Morton-Greiner Suspended: Brings Peppermint Oil To School

by Jon Azpiri | December 24, 2009

The parents of 10-year-old Sara Morton-Greiner claim that their daughter was suspended for bringing peppermint oil to class. Corrine Morton-Greiner says her daughter was suspended from John Mandracchia-Sawmill Intermediate School in Commack, NY after she brought shared a few drops of peppermint oil with her fifth-grade classmates.

However, school officials told Sara Morton-Greiner that peppermint oil is banned from school and sent her home with a letter explaining that the 10-year-old student would be suspended for one day. School officials say they banned peppermint oil out of concerns that some students might be allergic.

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N.Y. School Suspends Girl, 10, for Peppermint Oil

Friday, December 25, 2009

COMMACK, N.Y. A 10-year-old suburban New York girl has been suspended for taking peppermint oil to her school and distributing it to other students.

The Commack School District says in a statement on its Web Site the oil "is an unregulated over-the-counter drug."

The girl's mother, Corrine Morton-Greiner, said Thursday the implication her daughter Sara was taking an illicit substance to school is "infuriating."

Morton-Greiner is asking for school officials to apologize and to revoke her daughter's suspension.

Commack Superintendent James Feltman says there's "no question" Sara's actions violated the district's code of conduct when she took the oil to school Monday.

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Girl suspended for bringing peppermint oil to school

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A 10-year-old girl on Long Island was suspended for taking peppermint oil to school.

The girl's mother says the punishment is outrageous and is demanding an apology.

Sara Greiner's school day was spent not in the classroom, but in her living room.

The 10-year-old, fifth grader was suspended after sharing what she says was a couple of drops of peppermint oil with two of her fellow students.

"I told them it was just peppermint. You could put it in your water. They asked me for some, and I gave it to them," says Sara.

That seemingly innocent act was noticed by a teacher's assistant at John Mandracchia-Sawmill Intermediate School and Sara was sent to the principal's office.

A letter was sent to Sara's mom informing her of the one day suspension.

"She did nothing wrong, there was no misconduct here," said Corrine Morton-Greiner, Sara's mom.

After talking with school officials, Morton-Greiner chose to have daughter serve her suspension at home but strongly feels it is not deserved.

"She needed to be explained to that it's not something that she should bring in and I don't object to the principal having her in her office. What I do object to is the principal stating to me that there has to be a consequence," said Morton-Greiner.

School officials did not respond to a request to discuss the issue, but did say in a letter to Sara's parents," Such inappropriate and unacceptable behavior cannot and will not be tolerated."

Sara, who sometimes uses the oil at home, brought it to school without her mother's knowledge.

"No one ever told me that peppermint oil was illegal," adds Sara.

Corrine says school officials were worried about children being allergic to the oil.

"If a child offers a quarter of their peanut and jelly sandwich to another student is that student going to be suspended? Where do we draw the line? It's getting to be ridiculous and I will not have my child treated this way," adds the mom.

She now plans to pursue this issue to see that the suspension does not remain on her daughter's school record.