Drug raid at SC high school

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Registered: 06-24-2003
Drug raid at SC high school
Sat, 11-08-2003 - 7:53am
Has anyone heard about the drug raid at the high school in Goose Creek SC?

It has been on the national news.

Imagin, sending your *innocent child off to school this mourning.

he/she is walking down the hall with some friends,

or just trying to remember if that test was today.

suddenly several police officers barge the hallway

screaming at everyone to get down on the ground

and to put thier hands over thier head.

The officers have guns drawn

everyone is terrified of what is going on

has no idea what is going on

several of the children, maybe even yours

are too scared to get down on the ground insantly putting hands over heads

they are grabed and have thier hands tied behind thier back

Being the parent of a freshmen in high school, I found the way this was handled, discusting. *innocent children* being sent off to school in the mourning to be surprised and held at gun-point.

It looks to me to be a case of police brutality. Someone being on a power-control trip.

And that the principal found this arbitrary display reasonable is also very scary.

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Registered: 06-24-2003
Sat, 11-08-2003 - 8:23am
please take a look at the video surveilance footage of the raid if you haven't seen it yet. http://msnbc.com/news/990598.asp?0si=-
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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 11-08-2003 - 8:24am
I have some mixed feelings on this one, but 90% of me agrees with you. Our HS and JRH are in the same building, and as a mom of a 7th and 10th grader, I agree wholeheartedly with you. But as the mom of 2 recent HS graduates, I also know that some of the older kids are out and out criminals that disrupt the whole educational system and something has to be done with them. The SC incident went too far, to be sure, but administration also has to do something to get a handle on the gang and drug trafficing activities that go on in school. We have a small rural district, and a couple of times a year they bring in the drug dogs to sniff the place out while the school is on lock-down. They also do locker searches for weapons. They schedule it for a time when the kids are in the classroom, the teachers know it's going to happen, but not the kids, and yeah, there are armed police officers in the halls, and when the dogs or cops find something in a locker an armed police officer goes to get the student in question out of the classroom. It is scary for the kids, but I have always told my kids that if they stay away from that kind of activity they have much more to fear from the kids the cops are looking for than they do from the cops. I hate it that our kid's innocence is taken away like this, but the criminals in the school are already doing that, and of primary importance is keeping the kids safe. In a school where two senior boys pulled knives on each other 2 years ago something has to be done. I wish I had other options besides our public hs or homeschooling but where we are, there really aren't any.

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Registered: 03-14-2003
Sat, 11-08-2003 - 5:27pm

Yes, my famliy saw that last night on the news.

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Registered: 06-24-2003
Sat, 11-08-2003 - 7:33pm
A debate was the furthest from my mind, when I posted

I was just very upset by what had happend. Being that Goose Creek is only aboout an hour from where I live, and having my only child starting high school this year, I guess it hit too close to home for me.

I just wanted to let other parents be aware of this.

I heard tonight on the news,that there will be an investigation, so I am satisfied with that.
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Registered: 03-14-2003
Sun, 11-09-2003 - 9:18am

Please accept my apologies if I offended you in anyway.