Using Candy To Imitate Drugs Not New And Not Life-Threatening
Punishments In Northwest Arkansas Range From A Warning To Expulsion
Posted: January 27, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Karla Gutierrez was in middle school when she saw a boy crush Smarties in a wrapper, then smoke it like a cigarette. He ended up coughing and said it burned his throat.
At A Glance
District Policies For Look-Alike Drugs On Campus
Springdale — Discipline on a case-by-case basis with a punishment up to suspension or expulsion.
Rogers — Punishment or suspension for 10 days. If the student undergoes a drug assessment and has no problems with drugs or alcohol, the suspension is reduced to five days.
Bentonville — Listed as a “major offense” and may be treated the same as a legitimate drug depending on the situation. Discipline on a case-by-case basis with punishment ranging from a warning to expulsion.
Fayetteville — Did not provide requested information by deadline.
Source: Staff Report
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