An autistic teen from Ohio recently found himself behind bars, after a practical joke at school rubbed administrators the wrong way. The 16-year-old had stuffed sugar from the cafeteria into empty straw wrappers, and attempted to sell them to students as his secret concoction.
"My son totally uprooted and slammed into jail over a sugar packet is completely unacceptable to me," said the boy's father, Rob Pearce.
Pearce says that the school took their zero-tolerance substance abuse policy to an absurd level, as his son has the emotional and intellectual development of a 10-year-old.
The sugar packets the teen used were even taken to the Miami Valley Crime Lab for further analysis. The parents of the child are considering alternative school options.