Do You Have a Gun, Know How To Answer.

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  1. -bogart-

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    i agree on , this whole world need to address social issues. we are not unique , these kinds of things happen all over the world.
    The school can only do what they can with the time allotted. The cop also runs a couple after school clubs and there is an ongoing intervention program and a mediator program . the school tries , but it s a society problem. sadly human life is cheap .


    it is a huge complicated issue. and the answer is not so easy as to say do this and all will be well.

    we will have to take many many little steps that all tie in. guns / drugs / education / jobs / families . there are so many things that contribute.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    The responsibility lies with the parents (weather they are adult shooters or not) not society ... Society is a bad place but not everyone grows up to be a bad person even tho we all grow up in the same society.
     
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    I agree. We've got to treat the problem, not try to squelch the symptoms.
     
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    Oh yes. I can't say I didn't participate either...I went to high school up here in MA for 1.5 years, lots of drugs, lots of drama. My friends would have water bottles with vodka or mixed drinks and we'd drink in school.
    Moved to FL...3800 kids in the school. Drug buffet, whatever you wanted you could find. I remember buying pot off people in class :eek:. I went to school stoned when I could drive. Plenty of people were much worse than I was..I know you could get coke, x, beans, pills. There was violence, weekly bomb threats, gangs in nearby schools, racial tension...and this was NOT a city, this was the suburbs and a rich community. We had armed police patrolling, and the two schools I went to were built by someone who built jails, it was built for lockdown. I graduated in 2005.

    Not always.
     
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    When I was in high school back in the late 90's we had drug dogs sweep the school at least once a year-lockers and cars outside, and we were in a low crime, small town community. Heroine was and still is a big issue in that town.

    Actually it was a drug dog sweep that scared me straight. I had some pot in my purse when they locked down the school and sent the dogs through. My purse was with me in class and they didn't go into the classrooms, but it put the fear of God in me. The second I got out of class I went straight to the bathroom, got rid of it, and have never even been tempted to touch the stuff again.

    I don't want random teachers armed, but I would be perfectly fine with an armed police officer at school.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    When my mom taught middle school they had to ban hair products in refillable bottles because girls were filling hair spray bottles with vodka and spraying it in each others mouths in the bathrooms.
     
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    they have banned hand sanitizer her because the kids are diluting it and drinking it.
     
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    Gosh ... That's pretty bad if they are willing to go that far :/ I graduated in 2001 & I'm sure there were probs like that but I don't remember seeing them but I also didn't run in those circles either ... Most of it was done at house parties.
     
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    Drugs were around when I was in highschool, as well, but I'd still venture to say that the using group was the minority.

    I never touched the crap, not even marijuana. I never had the desire to. My brothers, on the other hand, are addicts (1 is no longer using, but has been on Suboxone for a few years now.....sooooo, it's safe to say that's his addiction, and shame on doctors for feeding it). I have another brother happily combining pot and whatever else to his government-offered methadone. He's been on methadone for more than 2 years (so much for that whole 6-month detox regime they claim it to be....the government loves their drug money, too).

    In college, I knew many more people, and that includes some international athletes and students from European countries, that all started their drug use long before coming to America. And these were great athletes and incredibly smart students who were acing their way through college. So I'm not too sure that I'd say America has the market in the drug world.
     
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    I had a good friend who was an addict: weed, cocaine & heroine ... Speed & ex on occasion ... Never meth thank god cause that stuff is horrid :/ so I saw first hand what drugs do & that was enough to scare me off them.

    I will admit to being a pot head for a few years but it made me I to a fat lazy slob so I quit & don't miss a day of it.
     

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