By John Hubbuch
The most recent discovery that the high school has a drug and alcohol problem has resulted in a spate of proposals including closing the campus, random locker searches and mandatory drug testing. I suppose such measures might reduce the sale,possession and use of drugs on campus, but surely the proponents know that won't even make a dent in the problem.
There would still be plenty of time to buy,sell and use drugs before school,after school, on the weekends and of course all summer. I dare say that within weeks if not days the boys and girls would come up with new and different ways to get their drink and smoke on.
I worry that after all the energy and effort is put into implementing these controversial measures parents will fall back in a self-congratulatory state of accomplishment believing that the high school has taken a significant step in solving the community's drug and alcohol problem. Meanwhile the basic paradigm will remain essentially the same.
Answer Book 2017
To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2017 Answer Book, please click here.
Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.
|Submit Letter To The Editor|
|Place a Classified Ad|