Marijuana Residue in Pipe
Part One Introduction
I will use this blog style communication to keep you in the know, share my opinion or discuss some important topics. I hope that you will read it and doubly hope that you will respond. Praise or criticism types of responses are welcomed. Your response will let me know what is on your mind and help me fine tune both the anecdotes and our efforts in the movement.
In general these anecdotes will be short, less than a page long and if need be I will break a long anecdote down to multiple ones.
With this in mind let’s begin.
Story that exemplifies a core problem
I recently heard a story of a young man who was expelled from a regular high school—day school, and put in a category of students that are not allowed to mix with “normal” students but will need to continue his education during evening classes by viewing prerecorded lectures.
This decision came about because an on campus police officer asked the young man where he parked his car. The young man refused to reveal the location of his car to the officer. In turn the officer viewed the secrecy as “suspicious” and placed the student in detention. School law demands that while in detention the student must surrender his phone and car keys. At which point the campus police felt that there is enough reason to search the car, during which they found a pipe with residue of marijuana in it.
Impact on Student
The student feels violated, singled out, carries anger feelings. He has refused to return to his senior year and will not receive a high school diploma, at the end of this year. As adults we know that one should not make important decision when we are angry, depressed or are down. Yet our hapless friend is making life impacting decisions while extremely angry. These decisions includes a goal in life: not to attend school again and to seek non skilled work for which high school diploma is not needed.
School authorities, do a lot to pour more fuel into this out of control fire. School treats him like a trouble maker and will allow him to keep this course of action…
My opinion next week…