The girl was suspended for violating school rules against possessing or trying to distribute a “lookalike,” or something that appears to contain drugs or alcohol. Under the lookalike rule, the girl’s suspension will stand no matter what the sheriff’s department finds. The mother must also allow school officials to test her daughter’s hair for signs of drug use.
An eight-year-old girl in New Orleans showed up at school last week with what appeared to be Jell-O shots in her bookbag, reports CNN. The girl told the principal that her mother worked in a bar and made Jell-O shots at home to sell at work and she told her daughter to sell some at school (three for a dollar) to earn Christmas money. The shots were turned over to the sheriff’s office to be tested for alcohol content.