Some parents in Michigan are furious because their kids shared a tequila bottle during snack time on Thursday.
A teacher in Livonia, Michigan, intervened to stop a 12-year-old girl from drinking a bottle of Jose Cuervo mix containing 10% alcohol.
Her daughter’s school, Grand River Academy, called Alexis Smith to inform her of an upcoming event.
One of her many thoughts was “oh my god,” she recalls thinking to herself. “What if it was open before the girl at school brought it in? How much was it?’”
People at the school informed Smith that one of her 5-year-old daughter’s classmates brought the pre-mixed tequila bottle and split it with four of her classmates, including her.
So, “Is my daughter okay?” was my question to her. as well as the assurance that she is right here and seems to be OK. ‘Okay. Well, how much did she drink?’ I said,” Smith recalled afterwards.
Her question was left unanswered by the school.
It’s important that “no kids should be drinking and… the shot itself, it burns,” the mother of the girl who is taking medication remarked. “Like how do you feel? Like anything could have happened?”
In order to save time, Smith arrived to her daughter’s school early and picked her up. At some point later that day, the principal sent a letter home with kindergarten parents, informing them that “disciplinary measures will be taken in accordance with the student code of conduct.
Smith said her daughter would not return to school on Monday, despite the fact that the school was closed on Friday.
Smith stated, “It’s so heartbreaking.” As she put it: “I feel like her first year of kindergarten was already cut short because of COVID and situations like this are making it worse.”
Students’ privacy regulations prevent school administrators from disclosing exactly how they dealt with the problem.