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Texas student suspended over accidental beer lunch

A 17-year-old high school student was reportedly suspended for three days and sent to an alternative school for two months after he turned in a beer he had accidentally packed in his lunch. The student was supposedly rushing out of his home and packing his lunch when he mistook a beer can for a soda. When he got to school and realized his mistake, he turned to unopened beer over to a teacher, explaining the situation.

Texas student suspended over accidental beer lunch

(Chris Ratcliff / Bloomberg)
(Chris Ratcliff / Bloomberg)

A 17-year-old high school student was reportedly suspended for three days and sent to an alternative school for two months after he turned in a beer he had accidentally packed in his lunch. The student was supposedly rushing out of his home and packing his lunch when he mistook a beer can for a soda. When he got to school and realized his mistake, he turned to unopened beer over to a teacher, explaining the situation.

That teacher took it to the school's principal, who then suspended the student.

Chaz said, "I gave it to the teacher thinking I wouldn't get in trouble, and I got in trouble."

Seale says the punishment is excessive. She says she always taught her son to be honest and forthright and now he has to pay a price for that honesty.

Livingston Independent School District wouldn't talk to Eyewitness News on camera but in a statement said, "The principal of Livingston High School followed appropriate LISD administrative procedures and protocol. LISD encourages any parent who is in disagreement with an administrative decision to seek relief through the appellate process as provided through Livingston ISD policies. Livingston ISD policies may be accessed through the Livingston ISD Homepage."

Seale is currently appealing the decision and is hoping to get her son's punishment reduced. [ABC 7]

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