Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Another Brick in the Wall


Officials with England's Bromet Primary School demanded that Kerry McCann drive 160 miles to pick up her daughter Holli, 11, and take her home early from a school trip. They said Holli could no longer take part in the trip because she'd not only eaten some chocolate she'd brought with her but shared it with a couple of classmates. Teachers discovered Holli's crime when they opened a sealed letter she had written to her mother that mentioned the snack. They immediately searched her bags for any more contraband.