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Mother: Son Suspended From School For Doing The Right Thing

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A Texas mother says her son made an honest mistake while packing his school lunch bag, but now that mistake is costing him dearly.

Christi Seale says her 17-year-old son, Chaz, accidentally confused a beer can for a soda and packed it in his lunch.

"An honest mistake," Chaz Seale said.

"He was in a hurry, running late. We were talking about school, and put it all together, and ran out the door," said mother Christi Seale.

When he realized his mistake, Chaz gave the unopened beer to his teacher. However, that teacher then reported it to the principal. The principal suspended the boy for three days and then sent him to an alternative school for two months.

"So I gave it to the teacher thinking I wouldn't get in trouble. And I got in trouble," said Chaz Seale.

"I was just baffled, I said 60 days? I said, that's the maximum amount," said Seale.

The school says this was the appropriate punishment according to procedure, but Chaz's mom disagrees!

"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. The same punishment that you would give a kid that you catch doing the wrong thing," said Seale.

Christi Seale is currently appealing the decision and is hoping to get her son's punishment reduced.

A Facebook page in support of the teenager has been started by friends of the family. The page has more than 1000 likes already.

"Punishment is intended to correct bad behavior. This kid did not behave badly! He showed integrity by being honest," the page writes.

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