Anyone else hear about 8th graders caught with ECSTASY at HPMS today??? Schools & Kids, posted by Concerned Parent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm
My daughter just came home & told me about a group of 8th grade kids (some I've known since Kindergarden) that were caught with ecstasy at HPMS at lunch today.
Scary & sad! Ecstasy can have fatal consequences the very 1st time!
Posted by Concerned Parent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:14 pm
I clearly state my source above as my daughter. I didn't say it was confirmed. That is why I started this thread. I am not spreading information I am trying to GET information...thus the question..."Anyone else hear about 8th graders caught with ECSTASY at HPMS today???"
Posted by Ummmmm, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm
Direct phone calls to other parents you know might be a better way to attempt to confirm this. I doubt anyone would risk definatively confirming this in an on line forum. Even if someone did there is no way to authenticate it.
Posted by Me Too, a resident of the Canyon Creek neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm
What's your point? Whether this one incident is confirmed or not is not really the point or a big deal. I think the point is that there are certainly drugs in our schools and more kids are becoming aware of it.
If you point is that since the incident has not been confirmed that there are no drugs in our middle schools, then I think you should pull your head out from where ever it is located.
Posted by Ummmmm, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:58 pm
My point is. It does no good to spread rumors here (intentional or unintentionally), when virtually everyone here posts under anonymous names. Ex: I could say I'm a parent and was told by an administrator that extasy dealing is rampant in all Pleasanton schools. I understand your desire to get facts after your kids tell you something of this magnitude. My personal experience tells me rumors tend to get exagerated. Do I believe drugs including extasy exist in Pleasanton schools? ABSOLUTELY they do. My only surprise is that anyone is surprised.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:07 am Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
What Ummmmmmm says is true to some extent. Readers should take what they read here with a grain of salt. At the same time, there have been serious posts here by sincere posters. The PW has written whole articles based upon further exploration of what was posted here on this forum by anonymous posters. Besides, lack of anonymity (like in face-to-face conversation) doesn't make what is said any less a rumor. One stills needs to verify information on their own.
Posted by Jerry, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:41 am
Call or go to the school and ask...
Identify yourself as a concerned parent of a HPMS student. Why wouldn't they respond with a simple "yes" or "no". Seems to me you have a right/responsibility to know what's happening at your children's school...
If you get stonewalled - Call Casey's office and raise hell...
Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Sep 25, 2009 at 10:42 am
I believe is situations like this happen that the school should let other parents know about it and not hide it...I believe being open to the community will help those kids in trouble more than just sweeping it under the rug.
Come on PUSD every parent has a right to know so we can protect and educate our own children.
Posted by really, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:32 pm
"It's not a very common occurrence (in Pleasanton), especially at a middle school," Tryphonas added.
really? i hear kids talk about this stuff all the time. maybe parents should pay more attention to what there children are REALLY doing. not only ecstasy, but pot, mushrooms and acid... i remember it was around when i was in middle school at pleasanton.
Posted by ????, a member of the Harvest Park Middle School community, on Sep 27, 2009 at 5:29 pm
I know all the information because i was one of the kids that got in trouble for ecstacy..i think that you guys need to mind your own buisness it had nothing to do with you guys so stya out of it please i dont mean to be rude its just that its not fare to me that you guys have to keep talking about my buisness and the other classmates:(