Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Zero Intelligence

Nine middle school students in Massillon, Ohio were sent to the hospital by an over-reacting public school administrator after the 12 to 14-year olds ate breath mints containing caffeine. The mints, purchased at a local pharmacy, contain 15 mg of caffeine in a six-mint serving. By comparison, a can of Coca-Cola contains 46 mg.

The student who brought the mints was suspended for 10 days for bringing a "look-alike drug" to school. The story linked above contains a picture of the mints, and they look like Altoids. I suppose Altoids would be illegal for the same reason, huh?