(FLINT JOURNAL) LINDEN, MI — Fifth-grade students were given non-alcoholic beer in a Linden classroom during a lesson on colonial times, district Superintendent Ed Koledo said.

Koledo said a teacher allowed her students at Hyatt Elementary School to sample O’Doul’s non-alcoholic beer, which had been brought to school by a student to represent ale common in the 1700s and consumed because of the scarcity of clean water. School officials have not said how many students sampled the drink.

School officials sent a letter home on Friday, March 14, to inform parents and explain what happened.

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