Teen suspended after accidentally bringing beer to school

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TEXAS — A Texas high school student has been suspended for accidentally bringing a beer to school in his lunch.

Now, his mother is fighting the suspension.

Christi Seale says her 17-year-old son Chaz accidentally confused a beer can for a soda can and packed it in his lunch.

“It was an honest mistake,” Seale said. ”He was in a hurry, running late we were talking about school and he put it all together and took off for school.”

When the teen realized what he did, he gave the unopened can of beer to his teacher. He didn’t think he’d get in trouble.

But that teacher then reported it to the principal at Livingston High School, who suspended the boy for three days and then sent him to an alternative school for two months.

The following statement was released from the school:

“The principal of Livingston High followed appropriate LISD administrative procedures. LISD encourages any parent who is in disagreement with an administrative decision to seek relief through the appellate process.”

Seale says the punishment is excessive. She says she always taught her son to be honest and forthright and now he has to pay a price for that honesty.

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8 comments

  • Gary

    Punish a kid for his HONESTY. Sounds to me like Lisd administration is on LSD. My God, get your heads out of your backsides and praise him for his honesty and drop the suspension.

  • JOSEPH SAMUEL

    SEND THE TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL BACK TO SCHOOL, SEE IF THEY LIKE IT? BEST TO TEACH DISHONESTY IN TODAYS WORLD!

  • amanda

    Yea. Im an honest person. But due to something similar happening to me in real life when I was school (different circumstances same punish for honesty over a mistake) I learned that sometimes there are situations its better to lie in. I keep that option to as minimal as I can keep it but even so I still hate when I have to. Shame this country cant take the sticks out their rears and stop demanding perfection for everything. Mistakes happen. You think forcing people to lie will make them any closer to your sadistic views of perfection?

  • Victoria

    I don;t feel that, this young man should be punished for his HONESTY. . It was an honest mistake, that he brought to his teachers. . .What;s wrong with the admin.? Sometimes I think the staff is just looking for the bad instead of the good in teens. . They should make him an example for being HONEST. . I’M SURE THE KIDS IN ASSEMBLY, WOULD GET A LAUGH ABOUT THIS. . AND LOOK AT HIM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT!
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  • Pam

    Call the school. I left a message for the principal and emailed the superintendent. The principal’s message to the students actually states: “Make wise decisions.” I guess that means he should be “wise” in the future and NOT tell the truth. We live in scary times where our individual rights are under attack. The land of the common senseLESS!

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