Fans of "Breaking Bad" are familiar with the color blue and what it symbolizes. Now, a mother in New Mexico says her two young boys were kicked out of school; suspended, for bringing in candy inspired by the hit TV show.
10 year old Gabriel and 9 year old Christian would usually be at school today. Instead, they're at home on two and a half day suspensions from Reginald Chavez Elementary School in Albuquerque. Their mom Virginia thinks the whole thing was blown out of proportion.
Gabriel says he brought the blue rock candy to school to share with his friends. The problem administrators say, is that the blue crystals were being marketed as "breaking bad" candy. But, when asked if he knew what "Breaking Bad" is, 10 year old Gabriel said, "No, not really."
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School officials gave out slips to the Valdez family. They read that the boys were being suspended for two and a half days for bringing drugs to school. "It's really not drugs, it's candy. You know, i just think that's very unfair," says mom, Virginia Valdez.
A spokesperson for the public school didn't want to talk on camera, but said the two boys were suspended for "inappropriate and unacceptable behavior, and disruption of the educational process." "If candy is brought into the classroom it can be a distraction, but this was actually going on-on the playground," adds Virginia Valdez.
Valdez thinks the suspension went too far, and some other parents in the district agree. "Come sit in a meeting with the parents would have been...I mean, not just flat out suspended them," says one parent.