School throws out children after being caught smuggling and selling sugary drinksBy Mason White 3:00 PM March 18, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A group of children are without a school after being kicked out for selling sugary drinks to fellow students.
The school was criticized after three teens were suspended for smuggling soft drinks to sell to friends.
Teachers have been cracking down on the illegal trade of sugary treats, which are prohibited for health reasons. The students were kicked out after a search of their bags at the Academy of St. Kentigern in Blackburn, West Lothian, United Kingdom, revealed the contraband.
The students are all 13 years old. After the parents complained, the three students were reinstated and received a written warning instead.
A school spokesperson said that while the school is prohibited from selling sugary drinks students can still bring them to school. However, the school will not tolerate those students who sell sugary drinks for a profit.