PA Student Suspended...For Sharing Gum

A suburban Pittsburgh middle school student has been suspended for three days - for sharing chewing gum that contains caffeine.

Burrell schools Superintendent Amy Palermo says products acting as a stimulant are prohibited, and possessing them is grounds for disciplinary action.

She says the Jolt brand gum is a stimulant that has no other redeeming quality.

The school has soda machines, but they aren't turned on during school hours and drinks containing caffeine aren't sold in the lunchroom.

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