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Originally posted by Boom Boom's Mom@Nov 14 2005, 10:39 AM
So last Friday wasnt fun, like at all.

Okie, one of the girls in my second period class was talking and she was like "You wont believe what I took from my mom last night" and she pulls out a bottle of pills.  Well there's the first no no.
then she talks about how she took one last night and it made her really sleepy, like she tried to do homework then she passed out.
She comments on how it takes like 3 hours for them to kick in, so one of the other girls responds saying she'll just take it with dinner then, it was her 16th bday btw.
So she puts the pills away and then later asks me "Mrs. Crews, whats Zanax for?" I just kinda looked at her and told her to go back to her work.

After class was over I went and talked to the assistant principal and told her what was going on.  She said she'd take care of it and called the girls down and got their stories.  I talked with both assistant principals at lunch to let them know what was going on.

So I caught up with them later to see what they had decided to do.  They had called the first girls father and had him come in.  They told him what was going on and apparently backed up his daughters story.  He took the pills home, and they're going to let him deal with it.  (glad they called the father, the mother would have just let it go.)

So I figured my part in this was all over.  I was pretty wrong on that side of things.  Two of the girls, the first girl who had the pills and a diff girl, came in demanding to know why I had decided to drag <girl with pills>'s life into public view and to tell me how it was.  She claims she had taken the pills so her mother wouldnt because she was a recovering addict.  What was wierd was the pills were PRESCRIBED for her mother.  About how I had started causing rumors to float around about these three girls popping pills and how they had never done it, (but then of course I've heard them talk about drinking and all kinds of other stuff..  Only one's 16, the others are 15...  but the drinking age is 21.)They laid into me for a good 8 or so mins and then left when for the fourth time I reaffirmed that I followed the school policy, that I was doing my job, and that all the other teachers would have done the same thing.  I felt like I was a broken record. And so thats where it was left. 

I was so stressed out and upset by the end of the day after the girls left I was in tears and afraid to get behind the wheel of the TransAm as mad as I was.  Wound up in bed by 8 and asleep by 8:30. 

We'll see what happens today.  They're part of my class of 7 and they're a really tight group.  If three are pissed the other four will probably follow.  I'll give them work, keep them busy and see what happens.  The asst. principal is ready for me should I need to send kids her way.  Lets hope it doesnt come to that though.
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I haven't even read the other replies yet...as a parent, all I can say is thank goodness for teachers like you. The easy way out would have been to do nothing. You made the right decision. Now, for the girls coming back into your room and talking to you in that manner, well, let's just say in my day that would have added a day to the week long suspension for bringing in drugs. I think you should report the incident (when they came back to confront you) to your boss, and have the school send home a letter to the parents of those students involved. I really think that such disrespect should not be tolerated, period. Those kids have no right to judge you and your decisions. Their actions and words should not go un punished. BTW, I really think that if something like this happened in our school, I would hope the administration would expel the student who brought in the drugs and distributed them to another kid. In case they don't realize it, her actions were against the law! Now I'll read the other replies...sorry, I just get so worked up on things like this.
 

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I still cannot get over the fact that no punishment (other than calling their parents) was given. I checked our school handbook and we have a zero tolerance for drugs (illegal, prescription or even over the counter). Children can take medication, however, even for over the counter it needs to have a doctor's prescription and only the nurse can dispense. Our school takes the "better to be safe than sorry" stand. I am amazed that these girls didn't get at least a suspension. Taking someone's prescription drugs, then distributing them to others is a crime. Boom Boom's Mom...I applaude what you've done, but if I were you, I'd document everything, just in case. I really hope these kids get help and that their parents get help too.
 
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