Tyler's nose candy:
Tyler arrives at school today, he is very excited about that snack that he
brought. He kept asking me if he could tell me something. I respond with the
usual "Does it have to do with the work we are doing right now?" He
answers with the usual "No," and we proceed with the days lesson.
Snack time rolls around, the kids who brought
their snack get it out of their backpack. I hand out goldfish crackers to the
rest. My phone then rings, it is our speech-language pathologist, and it is
regarding some important shit. I am on the phone with her for one and a half
minutes. I then hang up the phone, and turn back to the tards.
I can't believe what I see: Tyler is snorting
Pixie Stick sugar.
He had opened up three little Pixie Sticks (which
he knows he is not supposed to bring for snack), had lined up rails of sugar,
and was using the paper pixie stick tube to snort the shit with!
I run over to him and snatch the pixie stick from
his hand. He says "Hey, what do you think you are doing??" I told him
we do not out things in our nose.
He said "I tried to tell you earlier, but
you wouldn't let me."
I ask him what he had wanted to tell me. He says,
"My dad always snorts stuff, he calls it nose candy. Before he went to
jail, he gave me a bunch of my own nose candies, and told me I was allowed to
have them at school."
I referred Tyler to our counselor, who will
conduct some sort of drug intervention program with him.
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