Unsung hero: UK boy punished for selling hand sanitiser at school for coronavirus

13 March 2020 - 11:49 By Busang Senne
His school sent entrepreneurial Oliver Cooper home for contravening rules but not before he had made enough money to treat himself to Doritos and a kebab.
His school sent entrepreneurial Oliver Cooper home for contravening rules but not before he had made enough money to treat himself to Doritos and a kebab.
Image: Jozef Polc/123rf.com

A 13-year-old boy from Leeds was penalised for selling hand sanitiser to his classmates as a way of combating the coronavirus outbreak.

According to The Independent, Oliver Cooper was selling one pump of hand sanitiser for R10 and was caught by a teacher when he offered his services to the staff member.

The school sent Cooper home for contravening school rules.

His mother published a post on Facebook saying that he made R185 from his entrepreneurship, which he spent on a multipack of Doritos and a kebab.

This is a picture of my teenage son just getting in from school. Why is he getting in from school at 10:53am you ask?...

Posted by Jenny Tompkins on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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