Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader via MSN:

Robert Rodriguez, an eighth-grader at Simons Middle School in Flemingsburg, told the Lexington Herald-Leader he inhaled the helium from balloons in class last week because “I wanted a squeaky voice.” His mother Tonya Miller said her son merely wanted to sound like the cartoon character Donald Duck, but school officials viewed that as huffing and he was suspended Friday afternoon.

“If the school district considers helium a drug, why are they selling it to our children?” Miller said. “Students were unaware that this was punishable until after my son was suspended.”