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cadmonkey
12-08-2004, 06:11 AM
Fourth-grader suspended over suspected 'Jell-O shots'
By Doug Simpson, Associated Press | December 7, 2004

NEW ORLEANS -- 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 Nov. 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 gelatin was turned over to the sheriff's department for testing to
see if it contained alcohol.

The girl was suspended for violating school rules against possessing or
trying to distribute a "lookalike," or something that appears to contain
drugs or alcohol.

Under the lookalike rule, the girl's suspension will stand no matter
what the sheriff's department finds.

"The school system's position is, it doesn't matter if it had alcohol in
it or not," Nowakowski said.

The names of the girl and her mother were not released.

The mother must also allow school officials to test her daughter's hair
for signs of drug use, Nowakowski said.

MichaelH
12-08-2004, 06:14 AM
Well, it was in the Big Easy and she was going to use the money for Christmas.

ROFL

Skip Towne
12-08-2004, 06:28 AM
It looks like another slow day at the Planet.

Saggysack
12-08-2004, 07:26 AM
Well, any 8yr old thats in 4th grade is an overachiever...

It really pisses me off though that an 8yr old can sell 3 for a dollar and I have to pay 2 bucks for one at the club. I think I've been cheated.

cadmonkey
12-08-2004, 07:34 AM
Well, any 8yr old thats in 4th grade is an overachiever...

It really pisses me off though that an 8yr old can sell 3 for a dollar and I have to pay 2 bucks for one at the club. I think I've been cheated.


Are you really getting pissed at an 8 year old? Be greatful you have the money to pay $2 for one. If she could charge that amount, you know she would!!!! ROFL

Saulbadguy
12-08-2004, 07:41 AM
We all knew eventually this would happen.

Gaz
12-08-2004, 07:58 AM
I have never had a Jell-O shot.

xoxo~
Gaz
Deprived.

jspchief
12-08-2004, 08:23 AM
The whole "look alike" thing is a bit of a farce. What exactly do these things "look like" to a grade schooler? I'm willing to bet if you show a Jello shot to 100 grades school kids, they'll tell you it "looks like" jello, with no reference to a "shot". I'm also guessing they will turn up non-alcoholic.

The sad part is, the parent put this poor kid in an horrible situation in the name of Christmas, and it will result in her being suspended from school. The fact that school boards have exempted themselves from using common sense in the name of "zero tolerance". This kid probably has a tough enough road ahead of her without the school making it that much tougher.

Earthling
12-08-2004, 09:20 AM
I always knew jello would lead to more dangerous food stuffs...

morphius
12-08-2004, 09:23 AM
You have to wonder what is going to happen to the Mom for this one, cause that is pretty messed up. I mean my family didn't start feeding me drinks till I was in 7th grade.

Gaz
12-08-2004, 09:24 AM
Jell-O is the gateway food to nachos.

And we all know that eating nachos is a sign of decadence and moral decay.

xoxo~
Gaz
Hates to see this sad spiral continue.

cadmonkey
12-08-2004, 09:30 AM
Jell-O is the gateway food to nachos.

And we all know that eating nachos is a sign of decadence and moral decay.

xoxo~
Gaz
Hates to see this sad spiral continue.




....and we all know what Nachos lead to............Wing Dings!

Earthling
12-08-2004, 09:30 AM
Jell-O is the gateway food to nachos.

And we all know that eating nachos is a sign of decadence and moral decay.

xoxo~
Gaz
Hates to see this sad spiral continue.



So true...Next thing you know people will be eating nachos and falling down all over the place..

ChiefsOne
12-08-2004, 09:44 AM
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.


Kinda sounds like the had alcohol in them.

jspchief
12-08-2004, 09:47 AM
Kinda sounds like the had alcohol in them.

Yea, because it would be hard to make a batch of regular jello at the same time.:rolleyes:

tyton75
12-08-2004, 10:45 AM
"The gelatin was turned over to the sheriff's department for testing to
see if it contained alcohol."

so... am i reading that the sheriffs dept couldn't tell by trying one.. or did they have a little party?!

jspchief
12-08-2004, 10:49 AM
"The gelatin was turned over to the sheriff's department for testing to
see if it contained alcohol."

so... am i reading that the sheriffs dept couldn't tell by trying one.. or did they have a little party?!

I wondered about that as well. Just put one in your mouth, the ones with alcohol taste a little bit different than the plain ones...unless you've already had a bunch of other shots.

cadmonkey
12-08-2004, 11:22 AM
"The gelatin was turned over to the sheriff's department for testing to
see if it contained alcohol."

so... am i reading that the sheriffs dept couldn't tell by trying one.. or did they have a little party?!


I thought that to. Funny story. When I was in High School, the cops used to bust me and my friends all the time drinking. It got to the point that they used to look for us on Fridays and Saturdays and tell us what to buy.

"Look, we're gonna bust you tonight anyways just get beer that WE like. We're sick of your cheep crap."

We made a deal, don't bust the parties till at least midnight and we'd get what ever they wanted.

It worked out for both sides.

Hydrae
12-08-2004, 12:04 PM
Jell-O is the gateway food to nachos.

And we all know that eating nachos is a sign of decadence and moral decay.

xoxo~
Gaz
Hates to see this sad spiral continue.



Wow, how did we all fail to notice the jello Priest was ingesting? We could have stopped this before he started eating nachos in the box seats. Time for an intervention?