British student suspended after making money off squirts of hand sanitizer
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British student suspended after making money off squirts of hand sanitizer

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A large bottle of hand sanitizer sits next to a door as fans prepare to enter the arena for an NBA basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks in San Antonio on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

As the coronavirus spreads across the world, one student in the United Kingdom was suspended from school for selling hand sanitizer to students.

The Detroit Free Press reported that a teenager in the U.K. was sent home from school for the day for selling “squirts” of hand sanitizer to his friends at Dixons Unity Academy in Leeds.

The teen’s mother, Jenny Tompkins, posted her son’s moneymaking schemes on Facebook Wednesday, where it amassed nearly 198,000 reactions and 98,000 comments, much of which praised his entrepreneurial savvy.

“Very hard to discipline this behaviour when his dad phones him from work to call him a (expletive) legend,” Tompkins wrote on Facebook.

Tompkins said her son’s profits were used for a bag of Doritos.

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