COMMACK, N.Y. (AP) - A 10-year-old girl in New York has been suspended for bringing peppermint oil to her middle school and distributing it to other students.
The Commack School District said in a statement on its Web Site that the oil is "an unregulated over-the-counter drug."
The girl's mother, Corrine Morton-Greiner, said on Thursday that the implication that her daughter Sara was bringing an illicit substance to school was "infuriating."
Morton-Greiner asked school officials to apologize and to revoke her daughter's suspension.
Commack Superintendent James Feltman said Sara's actions violated the school district's code of conduct when she brought the oil to school on Monday. He said the label on the bottle said it should be kept out of reach of children.
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