An 8 year old New Orleans school girl was suspended for bringing what appeared to be "jell-o shots" to school. Jell-O shots are little round plastic
cups filled with Jell-o which has been mixed with alcohol. It has not yet been determined if the "shots" contained any alcohol. When asked the girl
said that her bar-tending mother told her to take them to school and sell them, so that they would have Christmas money.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- An 8-year-old girl was suspended for nine days for bringing to school what appeared to be about 30 "Jell-O shots" --
though it was unclear whether they contained alcohol.
The incident occurred November 29, as the girl stood after classes outside Geraldine Boudreaux Elementary School in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb. A
teacher spotted liquid dripping out of the student's bookbag and found what looked like the small cups of alcohol-laced gelatin that are sold in
bars, schools spokesman Jeff Nowakowski said.
The girl told the principal that her mother, who works in a bar, makes alcoholic shots at home and sells them at work. The fourth-grader said her
mother had instructed her to take the shots to school and sell them, three for $1, to make some money for Christmas, Nowakowski said.
The mother must also allow school officials to test her daughter's hair for signs of drug use, Nowakowski said.
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The gelatin has been given to the sheriff's department to be tested for alcohol. Even if the jello did not contain alcohol, the girl will remain
suspened for breaking the schools, "look a like" rule.
The "look alike rule" states that students may not possess or distribute anything that looks like it's drugs or alcohol or anything that contains
It's bad enough that the mother sent the girl to school with these, doesn't matter that they might not have contained alcohol, but now the little
girl has to be tested for drug use. Very sad situation, I hope the little girl isn't using drugs or alcohol.
[edit on 8-12-2004 by elevatedone]