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- Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:41:19 +0000
Chief Chicken Choker II
This is a good thing. They should also penalize students for having underage sex.
Seriously, high school is for learning and not screwing around with stupidity.
It is not the school's place to determine what the students should do outside of school.
I was having underaged sex, and I smoked pot for about a year when I was a teen. However, I was having safe sex. I also graduated second of my class.
Students can be disciplined for actions taken outside of school grounds, which is well within their rights.
Seriously, this is a good thing. Pot may not have affected your academic performance, but it has for other students—and there's y'know, the whole illegal substance aspect of the thing. Not to mention that this would also catch binge drinking and harder drugs.
It isn't the school's place to tell students what they should do outside of school. Pot is not the end of the world and not that bad of a substance. If a person is failing at school, it isn't the pot doing it. The person was a lazy a** before consuming any drug. Many teenagers drink and turn out just fine. As for harder drugs, they will eventually either quit them or become addicted; the school catching them is not going to deter them from abusing a hard drug.