Public schools

Child Suspended from School for Kombucha

Officials couldn't seem to grasp it was not alcohol

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The lunch police have struck again.

First, there was the story of a preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School in North Carolina who was given a highly processed, cafeteria lunch containing pink slime chicken nuggets on January 30, 2012 because the school decided that the turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice her mother packed was not nutritious enough.

Now comes the story of an elementary school boy from Newport Beach, California who was suspended from school this week for the kombucha in his lunchbox that school administration said violated the school district's drug and alcohol policy.

The boy's mother contacted me 2 days ago the very afternoon her son was suspended in a plea to help her resolve the situation.