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Who Knows

Northampton, PA

#1 Dec 21, 2010
Has anyone heard about a heroin bust at Quakertown Senior High last week? Interesting how things like this are kept under cover......don't parents have the right to know what is going on at their kids school?
QCHS student

Quakertown, PA

#2 Dec 21, 2010
A student was caught with heroin. He went into the bathroom to shoot up, between classes, and dropped the spoon. A teacher who was in the bathroom at the time heard it.
I'm not sure where this student is now. I've heard that he wasn't technically charged with possession, so he may or may not be expelled, I don't know.
I am keeping his name confidential, and I hope that others posting to this topic do the same...
Wake Up

Kimberton, PA

#3 Dec 22, 2010
Who Knows wrote:
Has anyone heard about a heroin bust at Quakertown Senior High last week? Interesting how things like this are kept under cover......don't parents have the right to know what is going on at their kids school?
Drugs are ALL OVER THAT school, you as a parent should already know this. That is if your children have open conversations with you. Maybe it is time to start asking questions.
grace

Emmaus, PA

#4 Dec 22, 2010
show me a high school in the US that doesn't have a drug problem and I will show you a closed building.....
Right to Know seriously

Flushing, NY

#5 Dec 22, 2010
WTF do u mean parents have a right to know? Do you want a personal call every time a kid gets arrested with drugs? To say drugs are all over the school is just a ridiclous statement. The kid in question is a total mess, strung out on heroin (which has hit qtown). He needs serious help, something that probably won't happen because the school is scared to death of any kind of lawsuit. Every kid passes despite their attendance ,addictions, behavior. It is literally a 99 percent graduation rate because teachers may not fail anyone. The community simply does not care - that much is clear. That said, drugs are not the problem at qtown although heroin is on the rise. If you are involved with your kids you have nothing to worry about. If you are a jackass that wants to complain about the school not parenting for you -well your kid is the next shooting up in the bathroom.
grace

Emmaus, PA

#6 Dec 22, 2010
There were drugs in qcsd high school when I was there in the 70's, when my kids were there in the 90's, and there are drugs there now. Heroin was very prevelant when my youngest daughter graduated in 2004. Don't kid yourself. Someone in that building can get you any drug that you desire.
If your kids are telling you there is no drug problem and that no one does drugs, get the do it at home test... they are lying. 98% of the kids in high school know exactly what drugs are available and from whom. It does no one any good to pretend differently.
smiling back at you

Tamaqua, PA

#8 Dec 23, 2010
grace wrote:
There were drugs in qcsd high school when I was there in the 70's, when my kids were there in the 90's, and there are drugs there now. Heroin was very prevelant when my youngest daughter graduated in 2004. Don't kid yourself. Someone in that building can get you any drug that you desire.
If your kids are telling you there is no drug problem and that no one does drugs, get the do it at home test... they are lying. 98% of the kids in high school know exactly what drugs are available and from whom. It does no one any good to pretend differently.
If you have to test your own kid for drugs you have failed your kids as a parent.
grace

Quakertown, PA

#9 Dec 23, 2010
Its not about failing as a parent. Its the reality of the world today. Drugs are everywhere.
Really bad drugs are here in quakertown.
Why don't you get it? The best performing kids in school can be doing drugs and you wouldn't know it. Athletes, musicians, scholars, average and the scummy kids are all potential drug users. Unless they are addicted to the really hard stuff, they can be using and still perform on a daily basis, without detection.
And as far as failing as a parent....
You can be the best parent in the world and still have kids that use drugs.
Wake Up

Kimberton, PA

#10 Dec 23, 2010
smiling back at you wrote:
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If you have to test your own kid for drugs you have failed your kids as a parent.
This is the year 2010 not 1950. This is the most rediculous statement I have read on these boards. RESPONSIBLE parents will test their kids at home if they notice behavior changes, grades slipping and friends changing. I have seen first hand talented, smart young kids fall victim to the abuse of drugs by experimenting ONE TIME. One bad decision altered their lives forever. Heroin can DESTROY the all American pie family in an instant. It is the most powerful adicting drug that anyone can try and you can be the best parent in the world and lose it all in a second.
John

Lansdale, PA

#11 Dec 23, 2010
Went to Lansdale Catholic untill this year. Very strict parents.
Webster

Quakertown, PA

#12 Dec 23, 2010
OK, so how does a student get heroin into the high school? Don't they have all these hall monitors that should be watching out for this stuff? That school is a mess! Instead of all this crap on Standards Based Grading, they should put more attention into the drug problem. Where is Ms. Surge and what is she doing about this?
grace

Emmaus, PA

#13 Dec 23, 2010
Do you really think someone is opening and checking back packs and pockets and purses as the kids walk in? Heroin doesn't take up a lot of space. most drugs are small in size. and kids are sneaky...There are plenty of places to go 'unseen' in that building.
And QCSD high school isn't any more of a mess than any other high school in the country. Every high school has problems. And affluent schools are just as bad, because the kids have access to $$ to buy the drugs.
And as far as hall monitors.... not sure if there are hall monitors.... There was a security officer...but not sure if he is still there... Maybe we could hire some, but then no... hiring appropriate staff wouldn't fly - more staff means raising taxes.... we can't have that.
Kids get plenty of drug awareness instruction. They just laugh it off. The reality of today's world. This is your brain on drugs.... remember that? Did it really do any good?
Webster

Quakertown, PA

#14 Dec 23, 2010
Well maybe for the taxes that I pay around here, someone should be checking backpacks and pockets! Let one of the assistants to the assistant do it!
LMFAO

Trenton, NJ

#15 Dec 23, 2010
Webster wrote:
Well maybe for the taxes that I pay around here, someone should be checking backpacks and pockets! Let one of the assistants to the assistant do it!
You're kidding, right? You actually want someone to search every single student's backpacks and pockets every single day? Kids would have to report at 5AM every day so they can start class at 7:30. Then if they happen to miss some drugs, the parents will sue the assistant for missing it. How bout the PARENTS search their kids? Why must the school be responsible for something that parents should be doing? You will never have drug free schools. It's just an unfortunate fact of life.
Slick

Marcus Hook, PA

#16 Dec 23, 2010
My son goes there and he has told me along with his friends to that there is alot of drugs in the school. Everyone knows where to go to get it. I loved Milford Middle school the way they taught and the teams the kids were on. It is a very well run school. I am not happy at all with the high school. I know many parents who feel the same. Alot of kids left to use home school instead of using the new grading system. Heroin that is very scary I hope they get this kid help.
UPMCO

Boyertown, PA

#17 Dec 23, 2010
I have heard for some time that heroin was very common in the Upper Perk high school. Now I'm hearing Quakertown and Palisades also. Parents MUST warn their kids about how incredibly dangerous and ADDICTIVE heroin is. I worked with someone who was hooked on the shit after just one time. The stories he told about what he went through would scare the crap out of anyone. It's not something to mess with. I have conversations regularly with my kids about this stuff, but I also realize they are human and may make a mistake. I pray they won't, but if they do, I won't think I wasn't a good parent. I'm doing all I can, but I can't supervise them 24/7.
Part of the problem these days is parents don't want to do the job of being a parent. If you aren't checking the kids' cell phone pix and texts, as well as their facebook pages and everything else.....YOU'RE NOT DOING YOUR JOB!!!!!!!!!! To hell with "their privacy", BE A PARENT!!!!!! They'll thank you for it later.
smiley

Tamaqua, PA

#18 Dec 23, 2010
Wake Up wrote:
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RESPONSIBLE parents will test their kids at home if they notice behavior changes, grades slipping and friends changing.
WELL GEE NOW THERE's YOUR TEST KID!
Now you wont have to break down the trust you and your child have in the relationship by demanding they take a pisss test.
smiley

Tamaqua, PA

#19 Dec 23, 2010
Maybe if we wouldnt have pushed so hard to condemn smoking kids wouldnt have been forced to turn to drugs to "rebel" or act out.
PinkyLee

Quakertown, PA

#20 Dec 23, 2010
Wake Up wrote:
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Drugs are ALL OVER THAT school, you as a parent should already know this. That is if your children have open conversations with you. Maybe it is time to start asking questions.
Drugs are in all schools, not all kids in the schools use drugs.
But you are busy working and don't know what your kid does between 3 and 5 PM, either thinking about sex, getting sex or doing drugs, drinking or going through your medicine cabinet or someone else's.

Times they are a changin'
89 grad

New Castle, DE

#21 Dec 23, 2010
You can educate and try to guide the youth of today all you want, but in the end its their choice to take drugs its part of growing up and learrning. Drugs are all around and you can only hope your child makes the correct choices in their lives. I was in no way perfect myself when I was in high school, and can only use my experiences to guide my children when they are older and able to understand the consequences the choices they make and how their futures may be affected.Drugs affect every level of society and cannot be classified to certain groups. Support for those who need it is vital and letting your children know how important they are is key. People are so busy anymore the little things in life tend to get by us, so if we just take a minute to sit back and take some time to get involved with what our children are doing maybe some dent can be made in the fight against teenage drug use. I am the last person to preach, but like I've said, I have made choices in my life that I have to live with but have learned from them before it was too late and can only pass that on.

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