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Maria Conlon typed thus: I honestly don't understand this story. ... Are brownies banned, because they look like brownies with pot?

But "Jell-O shots" are eaten from shot glasses.

The ones I've seen weren't in any kind of container; they looked like small cubes of Jell-O. But these were home made, not in a bar. Presumably a bar would use something a little more sanitary.

Ray Heindl
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This isn't the first time I heard of something so stupid. There's onecase where a child was expelled for saving the life of another student. Shehad asthma, and gave her inhaler to a student who could not breathe.

A few years ago a child had her inhaler taken away from her due to zero tolerence rules for drugs by a school worker here in Massachusetts the kid had an attack and before they could find it she died, it caused a big brouhaha and better training of school employees.
Zero tolerance is only an attempt to dodge all responsibility by lawsuit scared officials.
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Our system of justice is very fair. It prohibits the rich as well as the poor from sleeping under bridges and from stealing bread. -Anatole France (paraphrased)

Your "Our system of justice is very fair" does scant justice to France's "They (1) have to labor in the face of the majestic equality of the law which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." (from Le Lys rouge , ch 7)
(1) "they" = "the poor"
Anatole France! That must be the deflector that makes it hard to remember whether Anatolia is sandwiched in Turkey or Greece.

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Our system of justice is very fair. It prohibits the ... sleeping under bridges and from stealing bread. -Anatole France (paraphrased)

Your "Our system of justice is very fair" does scant justice to France's "They (1) have to labor in the ... in the streets, and to steal bread." (from Le Lys rouge , ch 7) (1) "they" = "the poor"

Yes, but I was too lazy to look it up.
"Hagrinas Mivali">

This isn't the first time I heard of something so ... gave her inhaler to a student who could not breathe.

A few years ago a child had her inhaler taken away from her due to zero tolerence rules for drugs ... and better training of school employees. Zero tolerance is only an attempt to dodge all responsibility by lawsuit scared officials.

I doubt it dodged responsibility in this case. I hate to advocate lawsuits, but when somebody won't sell me a part for my toaster out of fear that I will electrocute myself, I think that person should get sued if my still-defective toaster burns my house down. If I'm willing to take responsibility, I can't see why somebody should stop me. If parents want their kids to have medicine, let the school require a note.

When I was in school, a teacher once caught a student chewing gum. "It's Aspergum," the student pointed out. The teacher then let it go. The student's action was not inherently better or worse than it would be today, but the penalty has gone from less than none to mandatory expulsion.
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"Hagrinas Mivali"> A few years ago a child had her ... an attempt to dodge all responsibility by lawsuit scared officials.

I doubt it dodged responsibility in this case. I hate to advocate lawsuits, but when somebody won't sell me a ... better or worse than it would be today, but the penalty has gone from less than none to mandatory expulsion.

Does this sort of thing go on in other countries, or is the US the only country that can be turned upside down and inside out over one or two incidents, albeit horrible ones?

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My reaction then would have been something on the order of "This is an over-the-counter drug that any school child ... push aspirin for profit. My friend ought to know whether s/he's allegric to aspirin. This is none of your business."

While I agree with you in general, the specific problem with aspirin and Reye's Syndrome appears to be that it's not the case of being allergic, but rather that there's a (small, but highly elevated) chance of getting it for anyone under a specific set of circumstances that many people don't appreciate. (I certainly didn't before this thread caused me to look it up.)
For this reason, I could certainly see a blanket prohibition on sharing aspirin in the school.(1) It certainly seems like something that kids should not be taking on their own or each other's say recommendation, especially when there are readily available substitutes.
(1) I could also, of course, see there not being such a prohibition.

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(schools, zero tolerance etc.)

Does this sort of thing go on in other countries, or is the US the only country that can be turned upside down and inside out over one or two incidents, albeit horrible ones?

We have none of that here. Then again, we fortunately haven't had those kind of incidents, either.
The very idea of schools (schools, of all places!) having to have armed (!)guards, metal detectors, the contents of your rucksack being checked every now and then, a policy of expelling people for their nail scissors or legal medication, etc. feels... how should I put it nicely... very foreign to me. (Ok, I can't help it, it really sounds like some Orwellian nightmare come true. The mere thought that any of those practices would ever need to be established here is very disconcerting and frightening.)

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Does this sort of thing go on in other countries, ... inside out over one or two incidents, albeit horrible ones?

We have none of that here. Then again, we fortunately haven't had those kind of incidents, either. The very idea ... their nail scissors or legal medication, etc. feels... how should I put it nicely... very foreign to me.

Me too, and I live here.

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