Michigan Teacher Allows Fifth Graders to Try Non-Alcoholic Beer — Yay or Nay?
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Michigan Teacher Allows Fifth Graders to Try Non-Alcoholic Beer — Yay or Nay?

Talk about learning a lesson! Students in a fifth-grade class were recently offered non-alcoholic beer when a student brought it into class to use as a teaching tool for a history lesson.

According to MSN, Ed Koledo, the Superintendent of Hyatt Elementary School in Linden, Michigan, confirmed that the teacher made an “inappropriate choice” by allowing the beverage to be sampled by the class. The student brought O’Douls non-alcoholic beer, which does contain a small amount of alcohol, in order to teach students about life in the 1700s, a time when ale was more common than clean water.

After an inquiry by the Flint Journal, MI Live reports that a letter was sent home with the students explaining the incident. Koledo stated that immediately after the class, none of the parents or students complained. He added that the children were offered to try a small taste of the beverage, but none were forced to sample the beer.

Koledo declined to answer whether the teacher would be disciplined. Scott Maker, president of the Linden School Board, told MI Live, "I know the teacher and know her as being a very responsible person. I know there was no intent to expose anyone to harm, just poor thought in this situation."

At this time, nobody has been charged with any crime, but Michigan Liquor Control Commissioner Andrea Miller says that giving alcohol to minors is considered a misdemeanor in the state.

What do you think? No harm done, or completely inappropriate? Sound off below.

Source: MSN, MI Live

03.18.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Teddie McCormick
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