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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Nine students were suspended after school officials at Eagles Nest Elementary School in South Carolina caught them buying a powder called “happy crack,” WCIV reports.

The parents’ outrage comes from the fact that the powder is simply a mixture of Kool-Aid and sugar.

“The way she called me, I thought my son died,” one parent said. “She said there’s this epidemic going on at school with happy crack. I Googled it. I’m like Kool-Aid and sugar, are you serious? I was appalled. I was floored. I really didn’t think it would go to this extreme.”

Even if harmless, the school district said in a statement that possession of anything that looks like an illegal substance is a violation of school policy:

No student will market or distribute any substance which is represented to be or is substance similar in color, shape, size or markings of a controlled substance in any of the circumstances listed above. Look-alike substance or substances that mimic the effect of drugs will be treated as illegal substances.

Parents say they had no idea about the policy and hopes the children can return to school soon.