Local legislation in Maine town has banned coffee from the premises of their high school. This was prompted by educators becoming increasingly aware of students leaving class to get their “Dunkin Fix” from the in-school store. This seems to be a common issue in American high schools as coffee consumption for teenagers has risen 14% nationally between 2014–2017 (NCA).
Mr. Barrett and Mr. Moorey seemed to appeal to the community and parents. At the subsequent meeting, the vote was nearly unanimous to ban coffee from school premises. Superintendent Moorey recounts,
“While this doesn’t control what our kids are doing and trying outside of school, we are trying to protect them as much as we can inside this school system. We are starting with coffee and hopefully will transition to other caffeinated products.”*
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