Mother files suit after son is expelled for trading ADD medication for Cheez-Its

The suit alleges the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy illegally expelled a 15-year-old student.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   June 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

ST. CHARLES, Ill., June 18 (UPI) -- An Illinois mother has filed a lawsuit in order to prevent a school from expelling her 15-year-old son for trading his attention deficit disorder medication to another student in exchange for bags of Cheez-Its and cash.

The suit contends that the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy illegally expelled the boy because the conduct he displayed during the transaction was "likely a manifestation of his disability."

The school nurse was well aware of the boy's condition because that individual was responsible for dispensing the boy's medication.

Although the boy "admitted that he received several bags of chips/Cheez-its and/or $3.00 payments" for the ADD medication, he said the reason he made the sale was to "to help his fellow student do better in school."

The lawsuit is seeking a restraining order and injunction preventing the school from expelling the boy due to his disability.

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