The mother of an eighth grader has withdrawn her daughter from an Akron, Ohio, charter school after the girl was given a harsh punishment for possessing a sugar and Kool-Aid mix the youth are calling “Happy Crack” to her peers.
Iverson Sibley, 14, was called into the principal’s office of Akros Middle School after school officials caught her on security cameras making “what looked like a drug type transaction”.
Upon learning that the substance was not crack cocaine as they suspected, but simply a quick-fix, sugar jolt that turns the kids finger tips and tongues red, school administrators still decided Sibley should be given a five-day suspension from school.
Sibley’s mother, Erika Yarborough, thinks the punishment is too harsh considering her daughter was only carrying around sugar and drink crystals. She said the students trade in coupons, not cash.
Several other students besides Sibley were suspended for their part in the sugar trafficking ring, which Yarborough feels is extreme.Read More »from 'Happy Crack’ trading lands teen girl suspended from school