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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.

 
 

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


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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.

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