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Student punished for buying contraband Skittles

8th-grader says he didn't know candy was banned

Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honours student in Connecticut.Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honours student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate.

School spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo says the New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy.

Michael’s suspension has been reduced from three days to one, but he hasn’t been reinstated as class vice president.

Superintendent Reginald Mayo said the principal was just trying to keep students safe, but he’d review the decision to suspend Michael.

The boy says he didn’t realize his candy purchase was against the rules, but he did notice that the student selling the Skittles on Feb. 26 was being secretive.

-with a report from CP 

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