Student suspended for snorting candy, something experts say is a growing trend

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POSTED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 12:54pm

It's an ongoing trend that has parents and teachers baffled: kids crushing Smarties candies into powder and sniffing it.

9-year-old Demitri Santiago was recently suspended from Porterdale Elementary School in Newton County, Georgia.

His mother, Chelsi Lewis, said she received a phone call saying her son had been seen sniffing the candy powder.

"I said, 'What? Where could he have gotten this from?'" Lewis recalls of the phone call last Thursday.

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