Clairton drug operation nets more tha...

Clairton drug operation nets more than 40 arrests

There are 27 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Dec 15, 2010, titled Clairton drug operation nets more than 40 arrests. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

More than 40 people were arrested Tuesday following a yearlong investigation authorities dubbed "Operation Coke Plant" because it had its roots in Clairton.

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living in Mckeesport

Mckeesport, PA

#1 Dec 16, 2010
where are all of the McKeesport drug dealers involved in "Operation Coke Plant"? did they forget to arrest them? there is one on every block! buying up the cheap houses.
Clairton

New Castle, PA

#4 Dec 16, 2010
We have enough problems in Clairton. Post your stuff on McKeesport. We have the same problem in Clairton. Even people on council buy up property with insider information.
Bold

Marlton, NJ

#6 Dec 16, 2010
I would like to see a story about our fantastic football team and what the City of Clairton is doing for our boys that put us on the map in Pennsylvania. Clairton is more than just crime, it is families and churches and great friends. No matter where I go when I do something well and someone is impressed by my knowledge, I always give the props to Clairton Highschool class of "65"
Fix 4 Fix

AOL

#8 Dec 16, 2010
I got a plan to eliminate or reduce the drug trade.

When a drug dealer or user is nailed give them the option of providing the names of 2 drug law violators or off to the pokey.

If they are caught again in 1 year double the sentence or the option to provide five names.

A few cycles of this should reduce the activity a little.
North Braddock Resident

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Dec 17, 2010
I have a question. Why are you posting your garbage on North Braddock forums?
living in Mckeesport wrote:
where are all of the McKeesport drug dealers involved in "Operation Coke Plant"? did they forget to arrest them? there is one on every block! buying up the cheap houses.
Anonymous

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Dec 17, 2010
did you notice that all of the people arrested were African American? and some of them were stars on past football teams. thats all these kids know is football and drugs. they are too damn stupid to make it in college, all they do is dumb down the white kids. look at the past 10 years how many of them had full rides to college and didn't make it past the 1st semester
Realest

AOL

#11 Dec 17, 2010
To Anti drug there is just as many white Myth heads out there as there a African American drug dealers. Now you all are doing Nutmeg and and their stupid asses did not make it to college either.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#13 Dec 17, 2010
Riverside Solid Team Town wrote:
Check out this linK: http://www.trulia.com/school-district/PA-Lack...
Riverside played one heckuva game. Take a look at what their property is selling for and also their PSSA test scores. Perhaps we need to dump the Clairton School District complete and start fresh. The Clairton Bear Football team and coaching staff are awesome. The Clairton School District: Board, Educators, and Paraprofessional staff need to find new employment. Gravy train is coming to an end, losers.
OMG that is crazy! How can anyone especially parents stand by and let this happen to their children. Heads need to roll over those scores. That should be illegal!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#16 Dec 17, 2010
Riverside, I was referring to Clairton's. Sorry for the confusion. I looked at your link and decided to check other towns.
Word choice, I agree. It has to be criminal. How can the educators even take wages?
Set it Straight

Mckeesport, PA

#19 Dec 18, 2010
I agree with some of the things posted on topix. However, some of the things that are posted are not true. First of all, my friends' son is in a 4th grade classroom at Clairton and he has 27 students in his room. I do not consider that to be a low teacher/student ratio. Did you know that in the elementary this school year that the administrators and board voted to cut from 4 sections of each grade level down to 3? Thus giving each room a much higher ratio.

I know quite a few families in Clairton who are pleased with the hard work that the staff provides to their children. I feel that no matter what district you go to you will have the opportunities to grasp knowledge. It is up to the individual to open up their hand and take it.

The City of Clairton has many problems that some of you have mentioned. However, I don't know if blaming the teachers is fair. How can they teach kids who don't want to learn and see no real benefit from the educational process? Drugs, alcohol, incarceration, prostitution, gangs, thefts, unemployment, and lack of parental support are your issues...not the teaching and support staff!

The fixes that Clairton-like towns need have to comes from the lawmakers and the courts. They need to crack down on the criminals and shut off their government subsidies. If people have to work for a living instead of having everything handed to them, they will respect and support the educational process of their children more.
Learning Years

Braddock, PA

#21 Dec 18, 2010
Set it Straight wrote:
I agree with some of the things posted on topix. However, some of the things that are posted are not true. First of all, my friends' son is in a 4th grade classroom at Clairton and he has 27 students in his room. I do not consider that to be a low teacher/student ratio. Did you know that in the elementary this school year that the administrators and board voted to cut from 4 sections of each grade level down to 3? Thus giving each room a much higher ratio.
I know quite a few families in Clairton who are pleased with the hard work that the staff provides to their children. I feel that no matter what district you go to you will have the opportunities to grasp knowledge. It is up to the individual to open up their hand and take it.
The City of Clairton has many problems that some of you have mentioned. However, I don't know if blaming the teachers is fair. How can they teach kids who don't want to learn and see no real benefit from the educational process? Drugs, alcohol, incarceration, prostitution, gangs, thefts, unemployment, and lack of parental support are your issues...not the teaching and support staff!
The fixes that Clairton-like towns need have to comes from the lawmakers and the courts. They need to crack down on the criminals and shut off their government subsidies. If people have to work for a living instead of having everything handed to them, they will respect and support the educational process of their children more.
You should be concerned with the grades 3 and 4 especially at Clairton.

The most important years for a child are the 3rd and fourth grades. These are the years the child starts to really comprehend, is inquisitive, ask questions, wants to learn more.

These are the "most" important years for their education.

Clairtons performance in these grades is lacking.

A parent with a child in these grades should be especially concerned if their child is going to Clairton.

The parents need to understand this as well. THEY must be involved in the childs education but especially in these early learning years.

In later years more of the learning is up to the student, in my opinion
School Days

Braddock, PA

#22 Dec 18, 2010
Hmmm!

More kids in a class yet no reduction in teachers.

Adding more "paraprofessionals" " whatever the hell they are supposed to do.

Half-assed teachers teaching my kids. No thanks.

Never seen a school where so many of the teachers tutor. Wonder how much good that is doing. State scores suck. Seems to be this is a teaching problem especially at the elementary and secondary level
Set it Straight

Mckeesport, PA

#25 Dec 18, 2010
Actually "School Days", Clairton lost 8 teachers (10 %) thru attrition last year. That is how they were able to go to 3 sections instead of 4. I agree that these intermediate elementary grades are very important ones. However, nobody wants to recognize the extreme deficiency that some of the children have when entering kindergarten. Imagine the problem of the teacher of the 5 or 6 year old who enters school without the basic skills that are normally taught at home or a credible preschool. This young child is already 2-3 years behind what is considered "normal". The teachers are now forced to play "catch-up" from this point forward.
For those who sit, type, and throw shots and comments...offer a ligitimate, intellectual, and do-able suggestion to the school board. Those meetings are open to the public. It is easy to complain about the problems of the world, be part of the solution!
At Will Employment

AOL

#26 Dec 18, 2010
Set it Straight wrote:
Actually "School Days", Clairton lost 8 teachers (10 %) thru attrition last year. That is how they were able to go to 3 sections instead of 4. I agree that these intermediate elementary grades are very important ones. However, nobody wants to recognize the extreme deficiency that some of the children have when entering kindergarten. Imagine the problem of the teacher of the 5 or 6 year old who enters school without the basic skills that are normally taught at home or a credible preschool. This young child is already 2-3 years behind what is considered "normal". The teachers are now forced to play "catch-up" from this point forward.
For those who sit, type, and throw shots and comments...offer a ligitimate, intellectual, and do-able suggestion to the school board. Those meetings are open to the public. It is easy to complain about the problems of the world, be part of the solution!
Let me if see if get your message right. Because the CEC staff is failing at their job, it is the tax payers' job to help them out and come up with little nuggets/tasks that they can easily accomplish so that they can diffuse the responsibility of a mission that they are paid to perform. "Well the tax payers recommended that I do this and it didn't work and this job is soooo sooo hard."

They have identified a problem but have offered no solutions. What options have they offered to mitigate a problem that they have identified as having detrimental effect on performing their job? Based on your comments, I can imagine based on you post that you are more than likely an employee that brings the boss his/her problems and provides no solution. Teacher are paid to perform a mission. They are supposedly professionals who are supposed to be working within a code of ethics. As professionals they should be held accountable for their students' performance. If their is an education gap that they continue to note, they should be determining methods and/or actions to correct said deficiency. They continually fail to perform this mission at the standard of the state and it is the now the tax payer is supposed to accept responsibility for a failure within the education community.

The current system is not working, hasn't been working, and has little chance at success because a persistent whininess exists both within your comments and "boo hooing" of the teachers. I will not be aiding and abbeting the negligence of the School district. I will be seeking how we can dump what is in place in favor of a model with better success rate. Charter School or a Merger sounds like a winner.

Save your self righteous piety for the revival tent.

Guess when your food at a restaurant is delayed you go back in the kitchen and help the chef....what a sucker.
Realistic

United States

#27 Dec 18, 2010
Arguing about the school district is pointless. The school is a joke and I wouldn't send someone else's kid there. If I was a teacher I'd sit back and collect a paycheck too. Until the school closes, it will continue to be the worst school in the state. If you don't like it then leave.

If it wasn't for the Bears the rest of western Pennsylvania would have totally forgotten about Clairton. There's nothing in Clairton and no reason for anyone to want to live there. If you don't like the school, then move and send your kid to a real school. There's a lot of better places to live.
future bums

Anonymous Proxy

#29 Dec 18, 2010
Bold wrote:
I would like to see a story about our fantastic football team and what the City of Clairton is doing for our boys that put us on the map in Pennsylvania. Clairton is more than just crime, it is families and churches and great friends. No matter where I go when I do something well and someone is impressed by my knowledge, I always give the props to Clairton Highschool class of "65"
I'd like to see past HS football players from Clairton posted in here that went on to become something. Any lawyers? doctors? nurses? school teachers?
I bet most are on welfare or jail or drug rehab now and most have a rap sheet. If all Clariton has is some football trophies to make the city proud,that's a shame. It's a shithole town.
tuned

South Park, PA

#31 Dec 19, 2010
well i suppose posting something about the drug raid is pointless since it turned into another CEC convo.
Deacon

United States

#33 Dec 19, 2010
Man, I don't know why ya'll be talking all that mess. Them 40 people only be jammed up because someone be buyin that dope. If people wasn't buyin, they wouldn't be sellin. All that money the man spent looking for them 40 people could have been spent building us a grocery store or building up this community.

Our school is as good as anywhere else. People be fudgin them numbers so we don't be losing federal aid. I know kids at that school who love it there. I been meeting people who love Clairton so much, they said after high school they want to stay here and never leave. Buy groceries at Uni Mart and buy all their clothes downtown. We got it all right here. We got everything we need.

Last time I left Clairton was 1987 to go to Kmart on 51. I don't ever be leaving.
skool of hard knocks

Houston, TX

#34 Dec 19, 2010
Learning Years wrote:
<quoted text>
You should be concerned with the grades 3 and 4 especially at Clairton.
The most important years for a child are the 3rd and fourth grades. These are the years the child starts to really comprehend, is inquisitive, ask questions, wants to learn more.
These are the "most" important years for their education.
Clairtons performance in these grades is lacking.
A parent with a child in these grades should be especially concerned if their child is going to Clairton.
The parents need to understand this as well. THEY must be involved in the childs education but especially in these early learning years.
In later years more of the learning is up to the student, in my opinion
What planet you live on? Parents in Clairton are on welfare,drugs,some are hookers some are pimps. Some do drugs,some sell drugs. 99% dont care about their kids why should the school district?
Clairton is the anus of the country. Kids are losers even before they start school there. The parents actually care about their kids in Clairton? Get real!! If the parents are losers the kid doesnt have chance at life just prison when they graduate.
Glad to be me

Mckeesport, PA

#36 Dec 21, 2010
Realistic wrote:
Arguing about the school district is pointless. The school is a joke and I wouldn't send someone else's kid there. If I was a teacher I'd sit back and collect a paycheck too. Until the school closes, it will continue to be the worst school in the state. If you don't like it then leave.
If it wasn't for the Bears the rest of western Pennsylvania would have totally forgotten about Clairton. There's nothing in Clairton and no reason for anyone to want to live there. If you don't like the school, then move and send your kid to a real school. There's a lot of better places to live.
First of all, you are obviously uneducated or misinformed. Philadelphia has been under state control for sooooo long. They have yet to make AYP (Annual Yearly Progress). Clairton has made AYP for sometime now. You need to move and send your children here. Go to www.education.state.pa.us and get your facts straight. Secondly, Clairton is a SMALL SCHOOL which means that if one student receives a zero score and one student receives 100%, the score from both students is 50%. This causes a school district to look badly. 50% is still failing. These students' scores get lost in bigger school districts. You do the Math ,expert!!!

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