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Pot at PMS

Original post made by Concerned Mom on Feb 5, 2009

Has anyone heard that there were 7th graders caught doing pot and selling it at PMS this week? Apparently they are saying they got it from some high schoolers last week when they had finals.

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Posted by Katie, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 5, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Wow, that is really sad. Sadly, I woulnt be surprised it that truly was going on. My sister mentioned something similar to that, but I am not sure if it is the same story.


Posted by Another concerned parent, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

So much for DARE! Wouldn't that have been two years ago? What a waste. Can't we do something better for our kids?


Posted by Luv2Swim, a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 6, 2009 at 9:31 am

Posted by Another concerned parent, a resident of the Jensen Tract neighborhood, 11 hours ago

So much for DARE! Wouldn't that have been two years ago? What a waste. Can't we do something better for our kids?
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How about bringing a strong youth role model to town, perhaps Michael Phelps! LOL!!


Posted by Molly, a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:24 am

My daughter went to PMS 15 years ago, and this was going on, and it has been going on since I was in middle school in the early 70's and it is going to continue to go on, why so shocked? And DARE is a great program and the kids are better to have it than to not have, no matter their choices. At least they have the knowledge and awareness to make those choices....but this is going to go on....it always had even in quaint little p-town.


Posted by ?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:30 am

Have you ever seen a the back of a twenty dollar bill? Have you ever seen the back of a twenty dollar bill on WEED???


Posted by FromDope2Hope, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 6, 2009 at 11:20 am

"How about bringing a strong youth role model to town, perhaps Michael Phelps! LOL!!"

Or Barack Obama!!! ROFL!

But seriously, DARE will not be effective without parents doing their due diligence in monitoring their kids' activities and educating them at the same time.


Posted by Another concerned parent, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

DARE has never been shown to help kids make better choices about drugs. It does apparently produce a positive attitude towards police officers (they remember the nice DARE guy or gal with the color changing pencil and the cool car!)for a short while but that's it. Pssst....the Police department pays for DARE in Pleasanton.
If the community presumes to care so much about kids using drugs shouldn't we pull our heads out of the sand and try to find something better? Kids spend 13 weeks of 5th grade instructional time completeing the DARE program, is something that has never been shown to be effective worth that kind of investment of time?


Posted by Sherri, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 7, 2009 at 8:48 am

Students caught with pot should be sentenced to community service at the nearest cannabis club to serve the needy.


Posted by Bob, a resident of Laguna Vista
on Feb 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I am shocked that kids have not changed in the last 30+ years. You mean they are still doing the same things that we were when we were kids? I wonder if they will grow up to be responsible adults just like we did?


Posted by ptown observer, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 9, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Children learn by example. Perhaps when they see their parents drinking at 8:30 in the morning during Little League games IN THE SPORTS PARK, they assume that there might not be anything wrong with smoking a little pot. I think it is so funny how people get so alarmed when middle schoolers are smoking pot, but turn a blind eye to a 45 year old intoxicated baseball mom. Both are pretty pathetic.


Posted by NP, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 10, 2009 at 8:11 am

I am not sure who I have more pity for the mom with a drinking problem or "ptown observer" for their angry judgmental heart.
I wish I were perfect with perfect kids so I could sit in judgment of my neighbors.


Posted by Doo Doo, a resident of Valley Trails
on Feb 10, 2009 at 8:31 am

Lets do this one again...PTOWN OBSERVER said: "I think it is so funny how people get so alarmed when middle schoolers are smoking pot, but turn a blind eye to a 45 year old intoxicated baseball mom"
I want you to re-think your statement. It almost sounds like you're comparing a mature adult drinking wine or beer at a park, to a CHILD smoking an ILLEGAL DRUG in or around a MIDDLE SCHOOL... Put your thinking cap on and go over the subject again. Let me know if you come up with something different next time...


Posted by Logic Professor, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

Monkey see, monkey do. YES, I do agree with "ptown observer".

That "Do what I say, not what I do" doesn't work with kids these days. YOU, as a mature adult, should lead our youth by example. If you're huffing and puffing away or downing a few bottles at the game, your kids are likely to do the same. It's Psyc 101.

Denial only make the problem worse...


Posted by Doo Doo, a resident of Valley Trails
on Feb 10, 2009 at 11:32 am

Ok...I'll bite
Are you a real logics professor, or just doing the 'monkey see, monkey do' with Ptown observer. Relax, I'll answer...you're NO professor. What you (and p-observer) are saying is that before we address a minor from obtaining a dangerous and ILLEGAL narcotic, we must first address our RECREATIONAL wine consumption after work or on weekends. You are probably adults, so I'll give you another minute to reconsider your post...

Now... take your pathetic thought process, and your hilarious comments, and go back to Junior College. Feel free to post again after you have children. For the record, the children that are the subject of this thread are in MIDDLE SCHOOL....around 11-13 years old. You can't compare them to a mature adult.


Posted by Puzzled, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 10, 2009 at 4:51 pm

My child came home today and told me none of the involved kids were being suspended. It seems to me the administration missed a huge opportunity to send a message to the rest of the kids.


Posted by perry, a resident of Foothill High School
on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:01 am

perry is a registered user.

I'm a junior at Foothill and drugs can be obtained very easily at school. There have been classes that I've had in the past in which 8 to 10 people use drugs. I'm not surprised that students were caught with drugs at PMS (my former school).


Posted by Concerned about facts., a resident of Castlewood
on Feb 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Did we ever establish whether this is true?


Posted by Out of control, a resident of Golden Eagle
on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:40 am

There's a serious drup problem at Foothill. Indeed students are dealing in the parking lot. Many leave school, get stoned, then come back to class. It's sad, but knowing the vast number of parents who wither condone the use of booze/drugs by their kids, or choose to bury their heads in the sand, it's to be expected.

We need strong leadership in the schools, as well as a concentrated effort by the local police to put and end to this.


Posted by Out of control, a resident of Golden Eagle
on Feb 12, 2009 at 8:41 am

There's a serious drug problem at Foothill. Indeed students are dealing in the parking lot. Many leave school, get stoned, then come back to class. It's sad, but knowing the vast number of parents who wither condone the use of booze/drugs by their kids, or choose to bury their heads in the sand, it's to be expected.

We need strong leadership in the schools, as well as a concentrated effort by the local police to put and end to this.


Posted by Good Parent, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 12, 2009 at 9:10 am

My parents did not condone drug or alcohol use 30 years ago but I was an average teen and managed to do my share. My head is not in the sand and I will continue to be a good and diligent parent but my kids and their friends will continue to be average teenagers.
Parenting is not easy but not much different than it has been in the past. I know my kids will screwup at times and I will pray that I do as good a job as my parents did... because I turned out okay.


Posted by What the Heck, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Feb 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm

This is the problem...I did it and turned out ok is not a valid excuse. NO parent should be content in raising their kid as the "average" kid. The issue is that you should be raising your kids to be the above average kid, for them to actually turn on average. Kids need to be challenged, they need to feel the natural consequences of their actions, and they need adults who hold them to high standards. There are drug problems across the nation, and P-town is no exception. Parents should be vigilant about the drug problem, and talk to their kids regularly about the issues surrounding drug use. One mistake could change their whole future. You're right...kids do go to their cars and do drugs, and come back to the school...and they're not always caught. Foothill allows their students to "hang out" in the parking lot at lunch time...If you used drugs, where would you hide your stash? Easy to hide in the parking lot at lunch time. At Amador, there's plenty of places on campus that aren't supervised 100% of the time...kids find ways...It's our job as parents and adults to set up a way to monitor behavior, and allow natural consequences to take place when a child is caught doing something bad. All to often in our community, parents tend to sheild their students from the natural consequences of their behavior, which only teaches the kid that what they're doing is escapable. Covering up our kids mistakes is detrimental to their progression. Are drugs a problem in our schools...yes. Can we 100% prevent drug use/abuse/selling...no, but we can make sure that kids suffer the natural consequence of their actions.


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