Unusual Occurrance But not Maybe
Original post made by Scott Walsh, Pleasanton Valley, on Jul 22, 2011
This morning, my wife was on her way to work when she saw a "body" laying on a sidewalk in a small tot lot park near our home off Northway Road. My wife stopped to investigate and found that it was a young teenage girl, about 15, sleeping! She told my wife that she had gone to a girlfriend's house in the area last night with intent to spend a sleepover there. As the story goes, the parents of her girlfriend apparently said that she could not. For whatever reason, and kids lie alot at this age, did not go home (said she lived in Foothil High School Student District). She also did not call her parents for whatever reason, to come pick her up. My wife drove her home. I find this troubling, but maybe it is more common than we think or know. Kids get kicked out of their house and sleep in the parks. I have first hand knowledge of this. Drugs are running rampant and we are not getting in front of this epidemic. The TriValley is known as "Oxy" Valley for the high Oxycontin use and the fact that our kids here have money. I believe it is way out of control. Kids that can't get Oxycontin are getting a poor grade hash and smoking it or are shooting up. This Heroin is cut, these days with rat poison and other God awful chemicals. The pushers don't care. I am not blaming anyone nor do I feel it is the Council's or Police Department's issue. But I do question the value of effort when comparing our communitie's focus on the Environment when our juvenile community is so "toxic and addicted". I am writing this in the hopes of stimulating a positive discussion and ask that allthat choose to comment keep it positive. No need to bash one party or the other. This is not a Repub/Demo discussion. George Washington feared the institution of political parties because he believed it would become all about the party and not about what was best for the country. That is what it has come too but for a different discussion time. This discussion is about kids. Thank You and I thank my wife for taking the time to investigate what she saw and how she then responded. Most people would not have involved themselves, but would have just driven on. She was late to work and I hope her Boss understands.