COMMACK, N.Y. – A 10-year-old suburban New York girl has been suspended for taking peppermint oil to her school and distributing it to other students.
The Commack School District says in a statement on its Web Site the oil "is an unregulated over-the-counter drug."
The girl's mother, Corrine Morton-Greiner, said Thursday the implication her daughter Sara was taking an illicit substance to school is "infuriating."
Morton-Greiner is asking for school officials to apologize and to revoke her daughter's suspension.
Commack Superintendent James Feltman says there's "no question" Sara's actions violated the district's code of conduct when she took the oil to school Monday.
He says the label on the bottle says it should be kept out of reach of children.