Kindergarteners Served Margaritas at School


Snack time in a kindergarten classroom took an unexpected turn after a student brought alcohol to school and shared it with her classmates. According to parents whose children were served the beverage, a little girl had brought in single-serve, pre-mixed Jose Cuervo margaritas to school in her backpack.

It all went down at Grand River Academy in Livonia, Michigan. Multiple students were given cups full of the mixed tequila beverage and consumed it thinking it was juice.

Parents were baffled when they learned what happened. “She felt woozy, a little dizzy,” Dominique Zanders said of her daughter. Alexis Smith, another parent said: “I had a small conversation with my daughter — nothing big — and she told me the girl knew it was liquor.”

Naturally, the parents are upset with what happened, but not with the child in question. They’re directing their anger at school officials at Grand River Academy, wondering how something like this could’ve happened and how it could’ve been prevented.

The school released a statement saying: “While we try to keep an eye on everything our students bring to school, that’s simply not possible. It’s unfortunate that these types of adult beverages can be easily mistaken for child-friendly drinks.”

The school said they would hand out discipline to the student, if necessary, but Smith and Zanders both say it’s the parents of the kindergartener that should be punished.

“If your child knows what it is, nothing wrong with it — but they should know not to touch it,” Smith said. “That it’s not for kids.”


Related Content