Now, his mother is fighting the suspension.
Christi Seale says her 17-year-old son Chaz accidentally confused a beer can for a soda can and packed it in his lunch.
“It was an honest mistake,” Seale said. ”He was in a hurry, running late we were talking about school and he put it all together and took off for school.”
When the teen realized what he did, he gave the unopened can of beer to his teacher. He didn’t think he’d get in trouble.
But that teacher then reported it to the principal at Livingston High School, who suspended the boy for three days and then sent him to an alternative school for two months.
The following statement was released from the school:
“The principal of Livingston High followed appropriate LISD administrative procedures. LISD encourages any parent who is in disagreement with an administrative decision to seek relief through the appellate process.”
Seale says the punishment is excessive. She says she always taught her son to be honest and forthright and now he has to pay a price for that honesty.