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Just Say "Eh, Whatevahs" To Drugs

I overheard some of the staff talking amongst themselves about "the incident" yesterday, in which four 6th-grade students were caught with marijuana on the elementary school campus. Silly me, I asked what was going to happen to them.

"A reflection," I was told.

"A... reflection? You mean, they brought marijuana to a grade school, and all they have to do is write a reflection?"

"Well, they had the marijuana, they didn't actually bring it to school."

At this point I allowed my anmoyance to overcome my better judgement, which was telling me to shut the hell up, and I asked, "so who brought it, then? A teacher?"

"No, no... it was another student."

This next part is what really got me.

"Besides, it was only leaves. It's not like it was buds."

I'd be interested in hearing from my LJ contacts who have children in school... or my LJ contacts who are students: AM I JUST BEING TOO UPTIGHT ABOUT THIS STUFF, OR WHAT?


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May. 19th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
Here in PotLand, California . . . the attitude seems to be "there is no way of stopping it, particularly since the parents may be suppliers" . . . It's sad. The big issue is "are drug-sniffing dogs in schools unconstitutional?" Every so often some hounds are set loose in the local high school . . .

The suspension >>>> expulsion route is what is supposed to happen, but I know of a family whose kid was actually caught selling drugs, and he was only suspended for three days . . . an "in-house" suspension that included writing papers about the evils of drugs.

May. 19th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Sixth graders with marijuana and the only punishment they get is to write a reflection??
May. 19th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
"besides it's only adicting drugs. It's not something dangrous, like thinking."

... and ...

"Oh well he was selling drugs. Showing good entrepreneurship there."


*sarcastic* at least they were not illegaly copying music ... *end sarcastic*
May. 25th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
You know, I worked in a school for 5 years...It was a private (Catholic) school, and if any student was even caught with a CIGARETTE, they'd be suspended or even expelled. I understand that Californians here are more leniant on the subject, but I don't think marajuana, leaves or bud, are appropriate for any child. They need to do more than just a reflection...
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