I've been off running errands today so I apologize if this has been discussed several times, I did a short search and didn't see anything. A 4th grader was recently charged with drug possession, after bringing cocaine to their school and sharing it with classmates. The news story reports on the schools response, and gives a brief line about child protective services looking into how the child was able to get the cocaine. Um, they're in 4th grade. Whether the child got it from friends or family is irrelevant, why the hell have the child's parents not been charged with something yet? You have to seriously fail as a parent to not know your 4th grader has possession of large amounts of cocaine. Yet school and parents from the school alike are focusing on the child in question, stating they're sending their children to a different school next year, and acting like the child's a criminal. I'm all for punishment, in 4th grade you have to have some knowledge drugs are bad. Say no to drugs starts in preschool. But seriously, why is no one questioning the parents here? The child's been arrested and charged with a felony, mom and dad would appear to be still sitting at home, quite possibly smoking the last of their cocaine the child didn't get their hands on. It's just appalling! What do you ladies think, who's to blame here? The drug dealer 4th grader, or the clearly failed parents?
Answer by superwonderfaux at 7:41 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Answer by Kimimale at 11:08 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
The article disappeared but I was able to find it below:
Answer by musicmom08 at 7:58 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Answer by knagsmom at 8:30 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 9:48 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Answer by JDmommyJD at 11:15 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
Answer by katcb1019 at 11:04 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
I'm pretty sure the parents are under a great deal of scrutiny. But, do you actually believe that it's not possible for this child have done this behind their parents back?
I heard that the kid found the coke in his dad's truck. I don't know for sure if that's true, but, I think it's possible even if the parents were doing what they were supposed to. I lived in a neighborhood that had 10 y/o's dealing drugs so, I don't think of it as something impossible. Improbable, but, not impossible.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 11:49 AM on Mar. 19, 2011
I hate to say it but at ten years old it is not a sure thing the parents are the source of the drugs. Do you know how many times I have been at my kids school to see 2nd graders dropped off at the school by their parents who think they are going in the school, and the kids wait till mom and dad drive off than go walking all over town. If it is a case like that what more can the parents do other than send them to boot camp?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Mar. 18, 2011
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