» This Story:Read +|Watch +| Comments

Suspended from school for acne medication

When Hayley Russell brought a common antibiotic to Rachel Carson Middle School in Fairfax County, it violated a rule that antibiotics be signed in by a parent -- and started a disciplinary process that kept her out of class for more than seven weeks and resulted in her transferring schools. Her case follows a pattern of what some parents call overly harsh discipline in Fairfax schools.

 
 

1/6

5 Seconds

00:00

00:00

March 5, 2011

Hayley Russell, 14, does her homework accompanied by dog Tanner. Russell was banned for bringing an antibiotic that treats acne to school.


This Story
Suspended from school for acne medication
Photos | When Hayley Russell brought a common antibiotic to Rachel Carson Middle School in Fairfax County, it violated a rule that antibiotics be signed in by a parent -- and started a disciplinary process that kept her out of class for more than seven weeks and resulted in her transferring schools. Her case follows a pattern of what some parents call overly harsh discipline in Fairfax schools.

Network News

X Profile
View More Activity
» This Story:Read +|Watch +| Comments
© 2011 www.washingtonpost.com