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Teen says beer at school was accident, suspended anyway

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A Texas family is appealing their son's suspension after he brought a can of beer to school.

Christi Seale said her 17-year-old son Chaz was running late Monday and accidentally grabbed a beer instead of a soda to pack in his lunch.

When Chaz realized his mistake, Seale said he immediately gave it to a teacher at Livingston High School, about 90 minutes north of Houston.

But the school didn't buy the story. The teacher called the principal and Chaz was suspended for three days. He will also have to attend an alternative school for two months.

"I think it's not black and white. There has to be a gray area. You can't punish a kid for doing the right thing. It's the same punishment you would give a kids that you catch doing the wrong thing," Seale said.

Chaz said he thought turning in the beer was the right thing to do.

The Livingston school district is standing by the principal and the teacher and told the family it could find an appeal form online.

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