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Candy Canes Could be Used as Weapons in HS?

High School Punishes “Christmas Sweater Club” for Passing out Candy Canes, School Feared They Could be Used as Weapons

Good grief…

(WUSA)- They call themselves the “Christmas Sweater Club” because they wear the craziest ones they can find. But they also sing Christmas songs at school and try their best to spread Christmas cheer.

But now all 10 of them are in trouble because of what they did at their school, Battlefield High School.

“They said we were maliciously wounding other kids. But nobody intentionally tried to do that, or did,” said Zakk Rhine, a junior at Battlefield.

The boys say they were just tossing small two-inch candy canes to fellow students as they entered school. The ones that are in plastic wrap and are so small they often break apart.

Skylar Torbett, also a junior, said administrators told him, “The candy canes could be used as weapons by sucking on them and making them have sharp points.” He said neither he nor any of their friend did that.
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Asked by SavageGrl at 2:28 PM on Dec. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • why do you put weasel zippers at the end of every post?

    are you promoting something?

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:29 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • How ridiculous!!

    Answer by Snewo at 2:29 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • wow.. a pencil could just as easily be a weapon, as could a schoopl text book, a back pack weighed down with said textbooks, protractors, rulers. ANYthing at school could be turned into a weapon!

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:29 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • People seriously need to get a grip, and stop going off the deep end for every little bitty thing. I agree, savage, this is absurd. What will they ban next? Marshmallow tossing? Stupid, ridiculous!

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 2:30 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Soon theyre gonna require that we get our kids laptops or ipads for school because pens and pencils are dangerous too, and then kids are gonna stop going to school in general because going outside is dangerous and then the government will come and kill us off because living in general is dangerous and they wouldnt want to put the human race throught that. lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Its either a crock or someone trying to dissuede Christmas in the school

    Answer by Steph319 at 2:32 PM on Dec. 21, 2010


    Answer by gracelessstar21 at 2:40 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Ahahahhahaha, this is funny. Attack by Candy Cane! Too funny.

    Answer by SuperChicken at 2:41 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • ANON, I was totally just telling my MIL that the other day. Everything is "too dangerous" now. Seriously, a candy cane. Come one what the hell is this world coming to.

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 2:43 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • hmmm. It's amazing with how people are at Holidays, that no one has died via eggnog yet. Not sure how that would work, but if you can kill someone with peppermint flavored sugar, well, anything is deadly.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:46 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

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