Another Area Teacher Busted For Marijuana

There are 17 comments on the Feb 16, 2013, CBS Local story titled Another Area Teacher Busted For Marijuana. In it, CBS Local reports that:

Gina Epps, 39, of 708 Morris Court, Lakemoor, a physical education, health and driver's education teacher at Round Lake High School is scheduled to appear in Lake County Circuit Court on March 1. Epps was driving on Long Lake Drive near Valentine Drive on Jan.

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LlamaCan

Fox Lake, IL

#23 Feb 18, 2013
I’m surprised and find it humorous that anyone would buy into the idea that the drug war is effective as it is. The Mexican cartels thrive on feeble minded thinkers like that!

Following the discovery of the large outdoor grow operation in Chicago this past summer, I heard the Los Zetas sent a care package to the Chicago PD that read “Thanks for keeping our competition to a minimum Yanks!”….they continued celebrating by decapitated 7 people.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#24 Feb 19, 2013
momofsonadhd wrote:
Let me set you straight. Its a very tough call for a parent to make the decision to medicate or not to medicate their child. I did everything I could prior to making that decision to have my son on mere. After weighing out the pros and cons I decided to go for it. It took me talking to an adult who suffered from it when he was younger and his parents believing mere were not the answer until he became ateen when he began experimenting with drugs that later almost killed him. He realized after given a second chance at life that he needed to be medically treated and not self medicating. He lives a productive life now and has stated how much it has helped him. My son was diagnosed with ADHD/ Oppositional Defiant Disorder/ Anxiety......the first week on his meds there was a HUGE improvement in his behaviors and attention span. When he came home from school and told me "mom I understand and can pay attention to the teacher! I feel better!!!" I knew then I made the right decision. Before anyone knocks down a child who suffers with it do your reading and understand it. As the parent I didn't need the teacher or the psychiatrist to tell me my son needs help. I knew and was proactive in getting him the help he deserved.
Don't worry about typos we all make those its your points that are important. And you made some really good ones.

First lets get out of the way harmful ILLEGAL drug use and necessary drug use prescribed by a doctor and used correctly.
The teacher in the article was into illegal drugs and legally prescribed drugs like your son needed.

As a grandparent of an autistic daughter i'm well aware of the need for some drugs for kids starting in their early years.
Fortunately for my granddaughter its a mild case and at this point in time drugs are not needed. But should they be needed we won't hesitate to use them.

The problem in her case and i'm sure in your son's case correct early diagnose is hard. Several different conditions have very similar symptoms and the treatments vary for each. Add to that you won't know your child's tolerate or allergic reactions until they try the meds.

Another side of the coin is some kids really don't have a condition at all. They are just very active kids needing guidance for that energy. Instead of getting that some parents go for an easy way out and look to medicate a child who doesn't need it.

Society acceptance towards doing that is the same kind of acceptance that weed smokers use to try and make their point that its all ok to do it.

Medicine that is needed to help someone is ok.
Drug use just to make you feel good is not ok.
Its just that simple.

momofsonadhd thank you for your post it was one of the best i've seen on topix.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#25 Feb 19, 2013
see i had a typo too
meant to type

The teacher in the article was into illegal drugs and NOT into legally prescribed drugs like your son needed.
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#26 Feb 19, 2013
Mystery Man, First let me say that the teacher showed very bad judgement driving while smoking. That's the way most people are caught. She will most likely lose her job and her license to teach and have to serve time for a DUI which I think is adequate punishment. One of the main points that needs to be addressed is driving while under the influence. Unfortunately right now there is no test capable of determining just when someone has been seoking. A person could smoke three weeks ago and it would still show up in a test even though that person is not intoxicated. As soon as someone develops a test that can determine exactly when a person smoked a lot of issues will be addressed. I don't think anyone should be driving under the influence of ANY substance including cannabis. In my experience most people I have known that smoked have been responsible productive people and some are professionals. Prison time is not appropriate for non violent pot smokers. As for me I gave it up a long time ago but after I retire things may be different. Good luck with your granddaughter.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#27 Feb 19, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
Mystery Man, First let me say that the teacher showed very bad judgement driving while smoking. That's the way most people are caught. She will most likely lose her job and her license to teach and have to serve time for a DUI which I think is adequate punishment. One of the main points that needs to be addressed is driving while under the influence. Unfortunately right now there is no test capable of determining just when someone has been seoking. A person could smoke three weeks ago and it would still show up in a test even though that person is not intoxicated. As soon as someone develops a test that can determine exactly when a person smoked a lot of issues will be addressed. I don't think anyone should be driving under the influence of ANY substance including cannabis. In my experience most people I have known that smoked have been responsible productive people and some are professionals. Prison time is not appropriate for non violent pot smokers. As for me I gave it up a long time ago but after I retire things may be different. Good luck with your granddaughter.
You and i are probably not that far apart.
If let up to just we could work out the problems with this abuse.
In fact we could probably do a much better job then the politicians could ever do.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

New Hope, PA

#29 Feb 22, 2013
Hey Mystery Man check out this link I found about autism. Evidently some people recover from it according to this article.

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/l...
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#30 Feb 22, 2013
Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
Hey Mystery Man check out this link I found about autism. Evidently some people recover from it according to this article.
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/l...
AWESOME article
i agree with it too
My granddaughter is on glutton free
in her 1st school she got lots of attention and it made an impact.
But now they places her in regular kindergarten and its been a struggle.
But they are now once again evaluating her for special ed for 1st grade.
The sugar is a problem and try telling a 5 yr old they can't have ANY sweets. Especially when the parents love junk food.
Maybe this article will help them see there is more to it then just glutton.
Super thanks for the article.
i hope it helps others too.
Miller Time

United States

#31 Mar 13, 2013
Mystery Man wrote:
<quoted text>
I wear insults like a badge of honor.
But you are teaching kids that it is ok to insult anyone you disagree with.
Is that really the message you want to teach young kids ?
You obviously didn't read or understand what i wrote.
I thought i made it clear that i hold teachers to a higher level of expectations in life because of their occupation.
Therefore they should receive a strong penalty when they break the law.
And in spite of how you feel about marijuana laws nevertheless its still illegal. Since it does effect driving i want it to stay illegal.
And yet cops and politicians always seem to get away with it, meaning all of it, go figure.
Ashamed

United States

#32 Mar 13, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
No one should go to jail for any cannabis offense. 20 years? Are you nuts or just a sadistic self righteous twit? At least she wasn't using a DEADLY LETHAL drug like alcohol! She was she made a very stupid mistake but prison time for pot? Only an idiot would want that!
Agreed. I have not seen ONE rational post by mystery man. Either he's rather simple. Or just looking for reactions ...possibly because hes lonely. I dunno
Mystery Man

Round Lake, IL

#33 Mar 13, 2013
what do you mean i am just looking for reactions
well, ok you are right
i like to just argue with people when i read no detailed information on a subject
i just like to throw out my opinions which are not based on fact
i dont know why it bothers anyone
i have a right to my opinions even when they are clueless and self righteous
Eyes Wide open

Mchenry, IL

#34 Mar 13, 2013
Mystery Man wrote:
what do you mean i am just looking for reactions
well, ok you are right
i like to just argue with people when i read no detailed information on a subject
i just like to throw out my opinions which are not based on fact
i dont know why it bothers anyone
i have a right to my opinions even when they are clueless and self righteous
Name one reason why marijuana is bad? I'll play.....
Mystery Man

Round Lake, IL

#35 Mar 13, 2013
Eyes Wide open wrote:
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Name one reason why marijuana is bad? I'll play.....
i cant right now
its cocktail time
palmtreefan

Round Lake, IL

#36 May 5, 2013
geeze this figures. More fun from the drug addicts in this town. If it isn't the drug addicts, it's the fact that this town is gotta be the unofficial child molesting capital of the U.S.A. I hear about that much more than I hear about drugs in the news here. but then again, the drug addicts here praise the drugs. Personally I agree with the person who said Alcohol is a drug, that kills. It does kill, especially when it's used as lighter fluid. Gotta love vodka.
Old School

France

#37 May 6, 2013
Well, well, well, this is a three month old debate with legs, indeed. I've accomplished great things for my fortune 500 company and have been recognized by CEO level executives for it. Oh, and I've been regularly STONED all the while. On driving, there are plenty of folks who need their privileges revoked who probably aren't driving on anything other than their own ignorance - 20 years for these morons, I say! Point being, blanket rules do not apply to everyone and I hope that I speak on behalf of those that are on the exceptionally well balanced side of the normal curve. Mystery Man, you are the NBC of this forum, so I'm sure you have a snappy, know it all comeback, and I can't wait for your reply. Go ahead, reload, and open fire. I wear comebacks like a used car salesman wears cheap suits.
Mystery Man

Gurnee, IL

#38 May 6, 2013
Old School wrote:
Well, well, well, this is a three month old debate with legs, indeed. I've accomplished great things for my fortune 500 company and have been recognized by CEO level executives for it. Oh, and I've been regularly STONED all the while. On driving, there are plenty of folks who need their privileges revoked who probably aren't driving on anything other than their own ignorance - 20 years for these morons, I say! Point being, blanket rules do not apply to everyone and I hope that I speak on behalf of those that are on the exceptionally well balanced side of the normal curve. Mystery Man, you are the NBC of this forum, so I'm sure you have a snappy, know it all comeback, and I can't wait for your reply. Go ahead, reload, and open fire. I wear comebacks like a used car salesman wears cheap suits.
I always have to clarify this point with guys like you.
More then half the post with my name on them are from imposters including the last two post with my name on it.
So if you're going to talk about one of my post make sure its actually one of mine and not an imposter.
Oddly enough few ever really want to respond to the imposters. I'm guessing its because they are the imposters.
Anyway i don't see what it is you're singling me out over.
I guess you're just looking for attention and can't get it on your own. In that case take a number you're just one in a long line posting about me. YAWN.
If you are a stoner you'll eventually get caught and your life will be turned up side down. Only then will you realize what a loser you are. Until then just live your inflated ego life. Its better for you that way. The shock of arrest will be more worth it.
If you have any doubts just watch the news on Reese Witherspoon after she got caught. Reality certainly knocked her down a peg.
It happens to all stoners sooner or later.
Don't waste your amazing comeback talents on me. Save it for all those people who think you're special.
duh

Round Lake, IL

#39 May 6, 2013
Yes, your life will be turned upside down when caught with that joint. Evidently $100 ticket would ruin Mystery Man's life. Another example of how absolutely clueless this guy is. Why anyone takes the time to respond to his nonsense is beyond me.
Mystery Man

United States

#40 May 26, 2013
duh wrote:
Yes, your life will be turned upside down when caught with that joint. Evidently $100 ticket would ruin Mystery Man's life. Another example of how absolutely clueless this guy is. Why anyone takes the time to respond to his nonsense is beyond me.
I not working and on fixed income and foodstamps so yes. 100$ is a lot to my family with meds, rent, bills, and gas. Not worth it to me.

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