Nanny State

Taste the Rainbow


It turns out that rainbows taste bitter.

Or at least they do to the Connecticut eighth-grade honor student who was barred from an honors dinner and stripped him of his post as class Vice President after getting caught with a bag of contraband Skittles, bought from another student.

"It's too much. It's too unfair," [the student's mother] Shelli Sheridan said. "He's never even had a detention."

Purchase of the tasty fruit-flavored candy is apparently a violation of the school's Wellness Policy, which bans candy fundraisers, bake sales, and junk food in vending machines.

Via the Center for Consumer Freedom