Peppermint oil gets Commack girl suspended

A 10-year-old Commack girl hasbeen suspended for bringing peppermint oil to her middle school anddistributing it to other students.

The Commack School District said in a statement on its Web Sitethat the oil "is an unregulated over-the-counter drug."

The girl's mother, Corrine Morton-Greiner, said on Thursday thatthe implication that her daughter Sara was bringing an illicitsubstance to school is "infuriating."

Morton-Greiner is asking for school officials to apologize andto revoke her daughter's suspension.

Commack Superintendent James Feltman said there was "noquestion" that Sara's actions violated the district's code ofconduct when she brought the oil to school on Monday.

He said the label on the bottle says that it should be kept outof reach of children.

AP wire reports contribute to this article.

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