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2006-04-11 08:25:12 AM  
Wonder if they are going to send me home from work because I'm taking amoxicillin?

\pill popping lunatic
\\DNRTFA
 
2006-04-11 08:26:55 AM  
People are so farking stupid.

/you better believe I'm talking about the faculty
 
2006-04-11 08:27:22 AM  
Ibuprofen!

huh, when I was that age, we used to drink whiskey, from the bottle, in kindergarden.

We all had onions tied to belts, as was the fashion at the time...
 
2006-04-11 08:27:25 AM  
Yay! We're finally winning The War on Drugs!
 
2006-04-11 08:27:27 AM  
my name is jonr, and I'm a pill popping lunatic...

/seroxat
//DNRTFA either
 
2006-04-11 08:28:11 AM  
Ahh, it is moments like this that I'm glad I go to College


/I could swig Nyquil straight from the bottle in the middle of class and nobody would say anything
 
2006-04-11 08:30:05 AM  
Zero tolerance policies=zero thought for the administration. They don't have to think or use common sense.
 
2006-04-11 08:30:15 AM  
kentriccubed: ...in the middle of class...

this class you speak of...is it new?

/hungover as hell with a test in half an hour
//damn roomate turning 21 on a farking monday night
 
2006-04-11 08:30:38 AM  
If a student has a bottle of ibuprofen in class, the teacher would have no idea if there is more than just ibuprofen in the bottle.

Whatever happened to the days where the teachers actually taught instead of all this other stuff?

/I know, I know - times have changed
 
2006-04-11 08:31:44 AM  
Sure, bust the kid for having headache medicine in their locker, but leave the kids who nring their "medication" to the school nurse in a syringe. Wonder what they would say about a supository?

\a big, soccer ball shaped one.
 
2006-04-11 08:32:29 AM  
so here is my problem with this.

Suspensions are about punishment for doing something wrong.
If the parents and most of the sane world think the school board is absolutely farking nuts, how is a suspension doing any good other than undermining the school boards authority.
 
2006-04-11 08:33:33 AM  
Ibuprofen is an evil, anti-Christian drug. If you get a headache, it's because God wants you to suffer, probably because you haven't killed enough gays and gay-tolerating liberals. You have no right to lessen God's punishment.
 
2006-04-11 08:34:01 AM  
This is why everyone should be mandatorily drug-tested when they leave the house each day.

Just to be sure.
 
2006-04-11 08:34:48 AM  
Do school employees have to follow this rule? What about a teacher or principal that carries Advil with them?
 
2006-04-11 08:34:51 AM  
I agree with this wholeheartedly. If there's a chance, no matter how small, that students are abusing drugs when pretending to take Advil, then Advil must be banned, no question.

Also, students should not be allowed to use the bathroom. They might be injecting drugs while pretending to urinate. Students should be required to go the nurse's office, have a catheter inserter, and have their bladder drained by a professional. Only then can we be certain of what is really going on.
 
2006-04-11 08:35:51 AM  
Wake me up before you go-go! Don't leave me hangin on like a yo-yo.


/link was from WHAM.
//sorry
 
2006-04-11 08:36:11 AM  
Remember, high school is nothing more than kiddie day care.
 
2006-04-11 08:36:38 AM  
Aside from a headache, girls who are PMSing have to go to the nurse if they want motrin or whatever... so instead of respecting people personal right to medical privacy, it is better to let them suffer or embarass them in front of their classmates.

Only in America!

/Support Equal Rights for All Americans
 
2006-04-11 08:36:44 AM  
When I was in school, if you wanted to take medication while at school, you had to give it to the nurse.
It makes complete sense, and I have no idea why this would be img.fark.net. This is the reason you hire a nurse at school. They regulate the medications that are needed by the students. They are not saying that you cannot take these pills, they just want you to be safe. Makes me wonder what some people would say if a student overdosed on this stuff.
 
2006-04-11 08:37:51 AM  
I laugh when I read stories like this because there were teachers at my high school who you could always depend on for a dose of tylenol or ibuprofen if you needed it. There were some teachers who said, "No, I can't give you that...but (so-and-so) in 314 might."
 
2006-04-11 08:38:13 AM  
When those kids get to college and start exchanging all those "things I got in trouble in high school for" stories, they're just going to knock their buddies dead.
 
2006-04-11 08:38:20 AM  
[image from img204.imageshack.us too old to be available]

"But not to worry, because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin. Speaking of which, if you're particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this: this is Vicodin. It's mine! You can't have any! And no, I do not have a pain management problem, I have a pain problem... but who knows? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm too stoned to tell. So, who wants me?"
 
2006-04-11 08:38:35 AM  
Is this a really, really stupid rule? No question.

Did the kid know the rule before he did it? Oh, yeah, he did, didn't he...

I lived through this rule (My school was one of the zero tolerance pioneers. On behalf of everyone, we're sorry) and it was a pain in my arse, but that doesn't make it less of a rule. There are plenty of rules out there that are dumb. To break them and act all surprised when you have to pay the penalty is just as dumb, though.
 
2006-04-11 08:38:42 AM  
"Zero Tolerance" is just a tool for administrators who are afraid to take responsibility for case-by-case judgement calls.

How are kids going to learn decision-making skills, when not even their teachers and principals are willing and/or able to make a call?
 
2006-04-11 08:38:55 AM  
Good.
Zero tolerance is zero tolerance. Suspension is too light a sentence for such a heinous crime.
 
2006-04-11 08:39:15 AM  
Makes me wonder what some people would say if a student overdosed on this stuff.

Yea, this policy makes perfect sense given the the number of accidental asperin overdoses you hear about.
 
2006-04-11 08:39:30 AM  
2006-04-11 08:32:29 AM hereinNC
how is a suspension doing any good other than undermining the school boards authority.

I agree.
Stupid laws and rules teach each new generation to respect authority less and less.


2006-04-11 08:27:25 AM Mega Steve
Yay! We're finally winning The War on Drugs!

Oddly enough, people who believe in the war on drugs use things like this as proof that zero tolerance rules work.
You can believe anything if you want to bad enough.
 
2006-04-11 08:39:53 AM  
If a student has a bottle of ibuprofen in class, the teacher would have no idea if there is more than just ibuprofen in the bottle.


If a student has a bookbag in class, the teacher would have no idea if there is more than just books in the bag. Should students be suspended for carry a bag which could contain anything from pot to pcp to.... whatever?
 
2006-04-11 08:40:18 AM  
According to the article, policy states:

"conduct that endangers the safety of others includes inappropriately using or sharing prescription and over-the-counter drugs."

The key word there is inappropriate. It seems to me taking ibuprofen for a headache is appropriate. Looks to me, they aren't even reading their own policy.
 
2006-04-11 08:40:35 AM  
Rev. Skarekroe, nice troll comment. I commend you. :)

This is absolutely asinine. I mean come on.. IBUPROFIN?! It's not like they were shooting up heroin in the hallway...

/So sayeth the Wise Pharaoh Fluffy
 
2006-04-11 08:41:45 AM  
I remember kids that thought they were soooo cool because they were drinking listerine out of a bottle during class.
 
2006-04-11 08:42:01 AM  
While I never really saw eye to eye with this policy...I have to say:

You can argue that it is/isn't a stupid rule till you're blue in the face (and some of you likely will), but

The students *know* about this policy.
The parents *know* about this policy.

So the student breaks the rule, and people are surprised at the reaction...why?

(These rules seem designed not to protect the 90% of people who can handle themselves responsibly...but rather to protect the organization from the 10% of people who can't.)
 
2006-04-11 08:42:57 AM  
Dumb rule. The kids are even dumber for getting caught.
 
2006-04-11 08:43:42 AM  
A little time in the "Big House" might keep our young ones from becoming drug addicts. Drug Abuse (legal or illegal) should not be tolerated in our schools and the perps should spend some time in jail. Although it may sound a little extreme, it will help these students in the long run.
 
2006-04-11 08:45:00 AM  
Thanks for the reminder

*takes ibuprofen*
 
2006-04-11 08:46:22 AM  
clearly Advil is a gateway drug into abusing such things as Dimetapp [insert eye roll here]
 
2006-04-11 08:47:19 AM  
While I never really saw eye to eye with this policy...I have to say:

You can argue that it is/isn't a stupid rule till you're blue in the face (and some of you likely will), but

The students *know* about this policy.
The parents *know* about this policy.

So the student breaks the rule, and people are surprised at the reaction...why?

(These rules seem designed not to protect the 90% of people who can handle themselves responsibly...but rather to protect the organization from the 10% of people who can't.)


Stop defending BAD POLICY. Asinine rules/laws/regulations have to be challanged. We are not slaves in a totalitarian state (yet), we are (for now) free Americans.

God Bless America. God Bless Freedom. God save us from idiotic administrations.

/Support Equal Rights for All Americans
 
2006-04-11 08:47:58 AM  
The school in mention is Greece Arcadia. Thats the were the drug dealer living across the street went to. its such a ghetto-wannabee worst of the district school. They should suspend the little idiots who attend the school for being little idiots to begin with.. or was that how they became little idiots?

The Greece Central School district went from Top third in NY state (when I graduated in 2000,) to one of the worst in the State. Thanks alot minorities... Thanks alot...
 
2006-04-11 08:48:07 AM  
G-This 'H': Makes me wonder what some people would say if a student overdosed on this stuff.

Hopefully the same thing that they'd say if the student overdosed after school hours. It's not the school's job to parent the kids.
 
2006-04-11 08:48:46 AM  
this is just stupid...i graduated hs 5 years ago and if you had a headache you had to suffer unless you went to the nurse and had all the right forms filled out by mom & dad saying it was ok for the school to give you tylenol/advil/whatever...unless you could manage to get ahold of them on the phone (which for some people wasn't an option or wasn't an easy thing to do). sometimes it was just easier to just sit in class, head down, and wait it out...

/loving college
//yes...i'm on the 7 year track
///feel extra old for writing a "when i was..."
//
 
2006-04-11 08:50:46 AM  
Of course, taking 38 Ritalin pills would be fine.
 
2006-04-11 08:51:18 AM  
This is the same school with that autistic kid scored 20 points in the last 4 minutes of the basketball game. Go J-Mac!
 
2006-04-11 08:52:58 AM  
Kids shouldn't be allowed to bring their own lunches to school, either. They may have marijuana brownies, or sandwiches laced with goofballs! All students should me given intrevenious nourishment under strict supervision.
 
2006-04-11 08:53:12 AM  
mindbuzz: A little time in the "Big House" might keep our young ones from becoming drug addicts. Drug Abuse (legal or illegal) should not be tolerated in our schools and the perps should spend some time in jail. Although it may sound a little extreme, it will help these students in the long run.


Absolutely! After all, everyone needs to learn a trade, and what better place than the "Big House" for these reprobates to get a good edumacatin' on basic criminality from the pros?

Imagine: walk into prison an amateur pot smoker, walk out a fully-connected meth dealer, wise in the ways of organized crime.

Hell, I'm sure the joint could blow away any college's or trade school's "employment after graduation" stats.
 
2006-04-11 08:54:15 AM  
OK, I won't do it again, admins. I will respect the Fark user agreement, and I won't visit the site for the school, and post the e-mail addresses of the dumb school board admins, so that all Farkers may tell the residents of the ivory tower that they be turkeys. I want to, though. This whole zero tolerance thing is giving me a headache. Maybe I should go ask my boss if I can take some Advil. I wonder if he would think I was nuts and send me home. HMMMMMMM!
 
2006-04-11 08:54:34 AM  
2006-04-11 08:51:18 AM RandomExcess [TotalFark]

This is the same school with that autistic kid scored 20 points in the last 4 minutes of the basketball game. Go J-Mac!

**********************************************************

No, thats Greece Athena. Its way better than Arcadia. There are 4 public High Schools in that district.
 
2006-04-11 08:54:47 AM  
RandomExcess

Stop defending BAD POLICY.

A-farking-men.
 
2006-04-11 08:56:59 AM  
Gotta love zero tolerance rules...

So did this one's parents agree to, or even demand this rule, beforehand?

[image from home.new.rr.com too old to be available]

Oompa, loompa, dippity da,
Zero tolerance rules go too far,
If you're a parent thinking of that,
Remember you're kid is next up at bat,
and when they have a period or headache one day,
who will help them with that?
 
2006-04-11 08:57:48 AM  
No, thats Greece Athena. Its way better than Arcadia. There are 4 public High Schools in that district.

Thanks, I stand corrected. But I still stand by my "Go J-Mac" comment!
 
2006-04-11 08:59:42 AM  
I can, unfortunately see myself in about 10 years or so, in front of my childs school officials asking one simple question. "Are you farking retarded".

And then expressing my opinion that the people studying education in college really were the dumbest farkers there.

TXL
 
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