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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Update: Honors student reinstated

The Connecticut 8th-grade honors student who was suspended for buying Skittles from a fellow student has been reinstated and given his post back on student council.

According to the Associated Press, Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael Sheridan's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's record and restore him to his post.

Michael was disciplined after he was caught buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The classmate's suspension also will be expunged, school officials said.

The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a districtwide school wellness policy, school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo said.

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