Third-Grader Suspended for Snorting Smarties

About time we take this seriously! It’s obviously not only chalk and fungus running from those red noses nowadays. Perhaps it’s time to legalize some of the low sugar products for recreational use? Smoking a bit of candy floss once in while doesn’t do much harm….


Keeping drugs out of schools is hard enough, but officials at one school are finding they need to stop children from huffing candy as well.

11Alive, an NBC Atlanta affiliate, reports that a 9-year-old student at Porterdale Elementary School has been suspended for two days after he was caught crushing up Smarties candy and inhaling the powder through his nose. No word on whether or not he sniffed the Smarties through a Twizzler.

This may sound like a freak occurrence, or merely the case of one overly curious child, but sniffing powdered candy, or pretending to “smoke it” by blowing the powder through a tube, has become something of a trend in schools across the nation. According to the boy’s mother, her son was only following the example set by other students.

“He told me he had witnessed a student in class, he had actually watched her. He’d watched her crush…

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