Teacher busted growing marijuana

Teacher busted growing marijuana

There are 61 comments on the KFOR story from Aug 27, 2010, titled Teacher busted growing marijuana. In it, KFOR reports that:

A second grade teacher is in trouble with law after she was caught with marijuana.

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not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#42 Aug 30, 2010
Mike wrote:
You can go to a head shop and get this pouch of fake urin that is made in a factory. It has everything urine has in it. It has a small tube on the pouch... little hand warmer packet comes with it to keep the temp up. snap the clamp and let it flow baby... Price.....$100. Comes with wasteband to hold pouch against you lower stomach. Hell of a deal. It's actually sold as a safe alternative to "golden showers" lmao
Yes, lying and dishonesty is always the best policy. You can scam your way through life or deal with it honestly and maturely. Might seem like a normal routine to many, but I choose the latter and sleep well with a clear conscience. I also have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing most of the time.
not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#43 Aug 30, 2010
Karl Schneider wrote:
<quoted text>
You are an idiot. Or a liar...or both.
Some day when (or if) you grow up, Karl, you may see how immature drug use is. Some never do, and can't tell the truth from a lie. Obviously you aren't quite there yet.
not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#44 Aug 30, 2010
Ghost of Thomas Jefferson wrote:
It is a travesty of justice that we as members of a "free" society may not determine for ourselves what substances to put in our bodies. The illegal drugs today were not illegal for the first 130 years of our country, and society did not implode. We can not afford to continue down this path. Science is ignored and emotional rhetoric to the brainwashed perpetuates this absurdity. Substance abuse is a health issue, and should not be treated criminally. Let us allow the natural consequences to be the consequences (cirrhosis from alcohol abuse, lung cancer from tobacco abuse) without destroying lives and our economy by introducing productive citizens into the penal system.
As a Christian, it is paradoxical that the evangelicals seem to think that Christ wants people to be denied freedom for issues not even addressed in the bible.
The most dangerous thing about drugs are the irresponsible laws and the simple minded that blindly support them.
Change the law?
Just say now!
Nice case in favor of drunk driving. Your lack of knowledge of Biblical reference to drinking or using drugs is also very impressive. And I notice that some even agreed with your nonsense! And you think our society has NOT imploded! The fact that we've elected Obama should be proof enough. Quit the dope for a year then come back and comment.
nightmare

United States

#45 Aug 30, 2010
I bet she was growing it for a science project...
not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#46 Aug 30, 2010
You know, nightmare, I'll bet you're right. Why hasn't anyone else though of that!
Expand Your Horizons

Edmond, OK

#47 Aug 30, 2010
I'm not so sure that you have much proof that crime in these areas are related to people who have smoked pot. This is irrational, close minded thought. You don't have a clue what this country (as a whole) would be like with the legalization of pot---because it has not been tried. Just give it some more thought. Try looking around at all the other things in society that are "not safe period". Do you want the government to outlaw cheeseburgers? Alot of the prescription drugs are a scam. Do you have anything to say about these things? Or are you just perfect in everyway that you know what is best for everyone and what they should do with their own body. Ya, I bet if they outlawed High Fructose Corn Syrup, you would be first in line to protest. The war on drugs is just a front to make money and only ends up making the violence worse. There are a lot of things to be addicted to in the world. Tobacco wouldn't be so bad if those companies wouldn't add so many other chemicals to it. If your family has had issues with these things, that doesn't mean others should be punished. Life is too short, why do people think that they should make all the rules?
not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#48 Aug 30, 2010
This teacher was 47 years old. 47 years old and smoking pot. How mature is that! Hope her teaching career is over. What a shame, though, if she was a half-decent teacher. No matter how good one is, the drug dependency has effects that ALWAYS show through. Sometimes they are subtle, sometimes not, but it always is found out in the end. Especially for a professional and one who is as high profile as a teacher. Anyone who has a NEED to get high is missing something. When I was in my addiction, I didn't think I HAD to get high, I thought I just chose to because I WANTED to. It was when I quit that I realized how dependent I was. And anyone who is dependent on something like pot, different than having a drink or two after work, should not be in the authority of children.
not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#49 Aug 30, 2010
Expand Your Horizons wrote:
I'm not so sure that you have much proof that crime in these areas are related to people who have smoked pot. This is irrational, close minded thought. You don't have a clue what this country (as a whole) would be like with the legalization of pot---because it has not been tried. Just give it some more thought. Try looking around at all the other things in society that are "not safe period". Do you want the government to outlaw cheeseburgers? Alot of the prescription drugs are a scam. Do you have anything to say about these things? Or are you just perfect in everyway that you know what is best for everyone and what they should do with their own body. Ya, I bet if they outlawed High Fructose Corn Syrup, you would be first in line to protest. The war on drugs is just a front to make money and only ends up making the violence worse. There are a lot of things to be addicted to in the world. Tobacco wouldn't be so bad if those companies wouldn't add so many other chemicals to it. If your family has had issues with these things, that doesn't mean others should be punished. Life is too short, why do people think that they should make all the rules?
Comparing something bad to something worse as a justification for doing the former is very poor logic. Heroin isn't as "bad" as meth in the long run, so I guess heroin must be ok! Sorry, but it doesn't fly. The issue is use or dependency on something that compromises one's ability to think and act rationally. If you just sit at home alone doing nothing because you CAN'T do anything is one thing. I have no problem making one's life tolerable if you haven't the ability to deal with the situation. But anyone out in society, especialy in a position of authority, and even more so when children are involved, is unacceptable. I don't think I want a stoner around my kids, operating on my brain, reparing an airplane engine or installing my car brakes, doing my taxes or handling my financial accounts.
Ethan

Newalla, OK

#50 Aug 30, 2010
Not the Other Chris,
You're making a point that smoking marijuana is harmful to one's health and also is not 'appropriate.' So do you think the government should be given the power to force its own citizens not to indulge in that activity? Obviously so. The legal argument of a voluntary vs involuntary society has to come into play here. For if we as Americans are FREE, even in the most basic sense, then we must have a voluntary society, meaning we can do what we want to do so long as it doesn't impose or interfere with another person's rights. If we do live in a free voluntary society, I fail to see how arresting someone in their own home for indulging in an activity, safe or not to themselves, can be seen as a sign of a free society.

I'd also like to point out that I do NOT smoke pot. This accusation seems to get tossed around to anyone that advocates legalizing marijuana. I'm also neither a Democrat or a liberal. I don't know about the rest of you, but I myself am a gun owning, meat eating, tax paying American... one that thinks we're way past the point of learning to live and let live and encourage and promote FREEDOM rather than espouse nanny state laws that do nothing but strap of us our liberties, our money, our time, and our souls.
Mike

Norman, OK

#51 Aug 30, 2010
not the other chris wrote:
This teacher was 47 years old. 47 years old and smoking pot. How mature is that! Hope her teaching career is over. What a shame, though, if she was a half-decent teacher. No matter how good one is, the drug dependency has effects that ALWAYS show through. Sometimes they are subtle, sometimes not, but it always is found out in the end. Especially for a professional and one who is as high profile as a teacher. Anyone who has a NEED to get high is missing something. When I was in my addiction, I didn't think I HAD to get high, I thought I just chose to because I WANTED to. It was when I quit that I realized how dependent I was. And anyone who is dependent on something like pot, different than having a drink or two after work, should not be in the authority of children.
Speaking condescendingly to everyone who opposes your views is all I see you doing. Can you debate, with actual facts and evidence to show why marijuana is so bad? Just because it may calm you down after work doesn't mean you are evil and should not be around kids. I'd rather my child be around someone who just smoked a joint than someone who had 2 beers. FOR SURE! P.S. I feel safer and in control with marijuana. Alcohol makes people wild and irrational..... I'm one of those people. I choose the safer alternative. Sad to see people so closed minded.

Since: Aug 10

Montgomery, AL

#52 Aug 30, 2010
Ethan wrote:
Not the Other Chris,
You're making a point that smoking marijuana is harmful to one's health and also is not 'appropriate.' So do you think the government should be given the power to force its own citizens not to indulge in that activity? Obviously so. The legal argument of a voluntary vs involuntary society has to come into play here. For if we as Americans are FREE, even in the most basic sense, then we must have a voluntary society, meaning we can do what we want to do so long as it doesn't impose or interfere with another person's rights. If we do live in a free voluntary society, I fail to see how arresting someone in their own home for indulging in an activity, safe or not to themselves, can be seen as a sign of a free society.
I'd also like to point out that I do NOT smoke pot. This accusation seems to get tossed around to anyone that advocates legalizing marijuana. I'm also neither a Democrat or a liberal. I don't know about the rest of you, but I myself am a gun owning, meat eating, tax paying American... one that thinks we're way past the point of learning to live and let live and encourage and promote FREEDOM rather than espouse nanny state laws that do nothing but strap of us our liberties, our money, our time, and our souls.
You're not a Democrat or a Liberal? Do you even know what you're saying? You'e an idiot, there is no legal argument of voluntary vs involuntary society. The teacher and her husband were caught "cultivating." Stick to the facts of the charges. They were arrested in their own home, not for indulging as you put it, but for possessing a pound, and cultivating. Regardless of how harmless marijuana is, they GOT CAUGHT. They took the risk, and are now paying the price.
kila

Norman, OK

#53 Aug 30, 2010
Okie wrote:
I see the point a few of you are making on here of not wasting tax payer dollars, but I also don't want to waste tax payer dollars paying a stoned teacher. Granted, she was probably selling to subsidize her meager Oklahoma teachers' salary, but I still don't want her in the classroom with my kids. I think we are becoming a very dumbed down nation when we think it is ok to do drugs illegally just to "get high" just because it makes you feel good. I have seen so many people, including my uncle, who has gotten so wrapped up in the getting high that he hasn't done much for the past 30 years or so except for gotten high. I guess there will be abusers and addicts with anything but drugs are not a good answer.
I hope you realize that most of our teachers are more stoned on anti-depressants and narcotics prescribed by the doctors. I think her boss would have noticed that she was stoned and not doing her job. This is a plant people!!! legalize it. Marijuana has many benefits for people in pain and who have anxiety. plus it is so much safer than alcohol, prescription drugs, and cigarettes. This is crazy that we have officers busting down tax payers door over a plant. But they don't care about the drugs they care about the money from the drugs. so the corrupt officers can supplement there income.

Since: Aug 10

Montgomery, AL

#54 Aug 30, 2010
If any of you people think this lady didn't step into the classroom high out of her mind, then you are sadly a gullible person. Nothing like a big fat joint to calm her nerves before all the 2nd graders start pouring into the classroom! And to all who think they knew, or know this lady so well, this just goes to show that you never know what some people are doing behind closed doors, regardless of how nice they seem to be.
kila

Norman, OK

#55 Aug 30, 2010
not the other chris wrote:
<quoted text>
Comparing something bad to something worse as a justification for doing the former is very poor logic. Heroin isn't as "bad" as meth in the long run, so I guess heroin must be ok! Sorry, but it doesn't fly. The issue is use or dependency on something that compromises one's ability to think and act rationally. If you just sit at home alone doing nothing because you CAN'T do anything is one thing. I have no problem making one's life tolerable if you haven't the ability to deal with the situation. But anyone out in society, especialy in a position of authority, and even more so when children are involved, is unacceptable. I don't think I want a stoner around my kids, operating on my brain, reparing an airplane engine or installing my car brakes, doing my taxes or handling my financial accounts.
you do realize most people in your life that do your taxes, change your brakes, and so on do smoke pot already. But I guess the drugs that are prescribed by a doctor is ok. Do you realize that most narcotic pain medication is harder to get off than heroin. Whoever doesn't believer in the benefits of marijuana has been completly brain washed by the pharmaceutical companies and the prison industry. Do you really think they raid two people minding there own business and growing a plant because they need to get that pound of marijuana off the street. No they were looking for money to keep the crusade of imprisoning people (and mostly black men) this is crazy!! The war on drugs is a the biggest circle of crime!! LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE and go after the murders and child molesters.
Mike

Norman, OK

#56 Aug 30, 2010
not the other chris wrote:
<quoted text>
Comparing something bad to something worse as a justification for doing the former is very poor logic. Heroin isn't as "bad" as meth in the long run, so I guess heroin must be ok! Sorry, but it doesn't fly. The issue is use or dependency on something that compromises one's ability to think and act rationally. If you just sit at home alone doing nothing because you CAN'T do anything is one thing. I have no problem making one's life tolerable if you haven't the ability to deal with the situation. But anyone out in society, especialy in a position of authority, and even more so when children are involved, is unacceptable. I don't think I want a stoner around my kids, operating on my brain, reparing an airplane engine or installing my car brakes, doing my taxes or handling my financial accounts.
The following comments were made by Harry Anslinger to congress back it the 1930s to create marijuana prohibition.

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.”

“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

“Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”

“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.”

“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

Seems like the smokers are the ones with logic. We definatly have more than you,sir.
Seriously

Oklahoma City, OK

#57 Aug 30, 2010
JCS, honestly? "Legalizing marijuana will not get rid of the dangerous street dealers." Umm, only if you do other drugs. Legalizing marujiuana will eliminate the need for casual users to buy from those street dealers. It will also help to regulate the drug, something not done now. If it is regulated, there will be no more dangerous substances put into it without your knowledge. This is a huge waste of time and money. People who smoke weed are not dangerous, except maybe to a box of twinkies.

Since: Aug 10

Montgomery, AL

#58 Aug 30, 2010
kila wrote:
<quoted text>
you do realize most people in your life that do your taxes, change your brakes, and so on do smoke pot already. But I guess the drugs that are prescribed by a doctor is ok. Do you realize that most narcotic pain medication is harder to get off than heroin. Whoever doesn't believer in the benefits of marijuana has been completly brain washed by the pharmaceutical companies and the prison industry. Do you really think they raid two people minding there own business and growing a plant because they need to get that pound of marijuana off the street. No they were looking for money to keep the crusade of imprisoning people (and mostly black men) this is crazy!! The war on drugs is a the biggest circle of crime!! LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE and go after the murders and child molesters.
Do you honestly beleive they were looking for money?....to keep the crusade of imprisoning people?....mostly black men? WTF?!!

They were probably responding to an anonymous tip first of all, and these people will probably not do any prison time, or the husband will take all the blame. Was there any mention of finding a large amount of money, or small amount for that matter! They more than likely destroyed the plants, and how much money do you think the OBN will make off that pound? Probably just enough to refuel the helicopter! And who's making black men go to jail besides themselves and their decisions!
Cimaron Banks

Edmond, OK

#59 Aug 30, 2010
This story is perfect example of antiquated legislation gone amok. The time has come for the legalization of marijuana. We, the tax payers, foot the bill for drug enforcement policies that have proven to be ineffective. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Legalizing marijuana would be a huge blow against the Mexican drug cartels. I urge everyone who agrees to contact his/her legislative representative to begin the process to decriminalize marijuana today. The law is the law and until we change it by legal means we are obligated to obey it. As free people we have the ability to change our laws. This is achievable. We can do it! Americans have the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The current prohibition against marijuana brings imprisonment and sorrow. And for the Tomlinsons, it brought tragedy. Their lives are in ruin right now.
Someone Who Cares

Fort Worth, TX

#60 Sep 23, 2010
diesel_trainer wrote:
If any of you people think this lady didn't step into the classroom high out of her mind, then you are sadly a gullible person. Nothing like a big fat joint to calm her nerves before all the 2nd graders start pouring into the classroom! And to all who think they knew, or know this lady so well, this just goes to show that you never know what some people are doing behind closed doors, regardless of how nice they seem to be.
I personally know this teacher as a friend and colleague. She is a very good, caring and hard working teacher. I know she NEVER smoked before going in the classroom. She may have done this in her younger years and her bone headed husband is the one responsible for her situation. I know he is feeling very remorseful for his actions and wishes he could go back in time; so the situation would have never had happened.

If she happened to have done it years ago doesn't mean she should not be teaching. People do grow up and change their ways. For her situation, she probably feels that she cannot go back to the classroom, because of the beliefs of people that are ignorant to the reality of this drug. She has been damned by the media and press whom have portrayed her as being a BAD DRUGGIE. SHAME ON THE MEDIA people are innocent until proven guilty. The media has defamed her character all because of what her bone headed husband did. Should we hold it against her?

She taught inner city children because she wanted to make a difference and if you asked her why she taught in 100% proverty school, she would say "they need me". and in my opinion they needed her. She still has contact with her students from the past 12 years of teaching. If they need her she is there lending an ear or helping them in any way she can.
Nate

Oklahoma City, OK

#61 Sep 28, 2010
I bet she was one of the best teachers in her school, and I bet her students loved her.

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