- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

CRAIGSVILLE, Va. (AP) - A lip balm revolt is brewing in an Augusta County elementary school.

The school board bans the use of lip balms because they are considered an over-the-counter drug and school officials don’t want students sharing medications.

But an 11-year-old Stuarts Draft Elementary School student has started a petition drive to bring relief to pupils’ chapped lips.

The News Virginian (https://bit.ly/1rYoGJV ) reports that fifth-grader Grace Karaffa appeared before the school board this month after she was told she couldn’t use lip balm for her chapped lips.

She launched a petition and she’s gathered 236 signatures.

A school official says Grace’s bid to end the schools’ lip balm ban is reviewed by the school board.


Information from: The News-Virginian, https://www.newsvirginian.com

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