8 Year Old Suspended 3 Days for Sniffing Marker

By: Jeremy Gutsche - Published: Apr 13, 2008 • References: 9news & i-am-bored
We live in an overreacting world, and this example shows the downward direction we seem to be heading. An 8 year old was kicked out of school for 3 days because he drew on his shirt with a marker and sniffed it.

The school principal wanted to send a message about substance abuse... To 8 year olds?

Interestingly, MSNBC interviewed experts who suggested that there is no possible way to become inebriated by sniffing a marker. A toxicologist, Dr. Eric Lavonas, noted, ""If you went to Costco and bought 50 bags of Sharpies and did something to them, maybe there's a way to get creative and make it happen." Stats for Overreaction Trending: Older & Mild
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