Jello Treat Gets 4th-Grader Suspended

POSTED: 10:05 am EST December 8, 2004

UPDATED: 10:15 am EST December 8, 2004


GRETNA, La. -- A fourth grader has been suspended for taking what was described as a look-alike drug to her elementary school in Gretna, La.

Kelli Billingsley, 8, brought homemade jello cups to school at Boudreaux Elementary.

Her mom said the school tested the jello and determined it didn't have any alcohol in it. But the school suspended the girl for having a look-alike drug.

The girl's mom said her daughter was just trying to make a treat for her friends.

The superintendent of Jefferson Parish schools said she will investigate the case.

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