Giving students easy access to a sugar high at the wrong time is going to cost a Utah high school in a big way.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has details:
Davis High School faces a $15,000 dollar fine. The crime: selling soda during lunch.
The school gets the $15,000 grand from the Federal government, but with a catch; Federal law bans the sale of pop during lunch hours. Principal Dee Burton says the mandate is just too confusing.
(Burton) “We can sell a Snickers bar, but we can’t sell licorice. We can’t sell Swedish fish, but we can sell ice cream.”
The school makes roughly $15,000 a year off the vending machines, money used to pay for arts programs and other activities. Students say it should be their choice.
(Student) “It’s kind of ridiculous. I mean, it’s soda pop. It’s not gonna kill us.”
But for now, the school is pulling the plugs on the soda machines.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.