Epping, N.H. (WHDH) — When a 4-year-old’s mother packed candy corn for lunch she thought it would be a good way to get in the Halloween spirit.
The teacher had different thoughts though, reportedly telling the child she couldn’t eat the sweet treat.
"They said, 'No candy allowed at school.' When I came home I said ‘Mom, I'm not allowed to have candy at my school,’" Sarah Kelly said.
Sarah’s mom Michelle said she noticed that her daughter came home with the snack two days in a row and was confused because Sarah likes the October staple.
“I'm the mother. I should get to put in her lunch what I choose to put in her lunch," Michelle Kelly said.
The school district says there was a miscommunication about the healthy snacking policy.
They say Sarah had two snacks with her, and that her teacher chose for Sarah to have the healthier option.