Should the schools use drug-sniffing dogs?

Yes 50% 28 votes
No 49% 27 votes
55 total votes


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Not if they're laying off teachers, for starters. Why do they want to create an atmosphere of tension in what is supposed to be an educational environment? Why treat all the kids like they're criminals? Does someone in authority wish them to be criminals to keep the revenue streams open?

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 1, 2012 at 5:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Scuse me, but if the kids are carrying illegal drugs, they ARE criminals.

JohnLocke (anonymous profile)
March 2, 2012 at 4:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Violence and property crimes are more important than drugs. If these kids haven't learned by now, and the teachers or administrators can't see whats going on, I really doubt dogs are going to help the situation. In almost all incidents of violence or property crimes, there was a time where it could have been prevented by an observant adult not an animal.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
March 3, 2012 at 5:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Per AZ2SB's comment,
so the school board is saying that dogs are smarter than the human teachers? Then maybe the dogs should be teaching..

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 4, 2012 at 3:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It is the dumbest thing ever! Let the kids want to be at school instead of teaching them at an early age they have no freedom. Plus it will not work anyway the kids will find another way!

miked442 (anonymous profile)
March 4, 2012 at 9:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If drug use is increasing among schoolkids then it makes more sense to get at the root cause of the problem.

I have a question for those in the education system: What is causing this?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 5, 2012 at 2:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

AZ2SB - To begin with, dumb move in my opinion if you chose to settle here! But, not the issue.

The time to prevent the possibility of future crime(s) committed by drug users is now. Minimize the number of drug users now and there is a good chance you will minimize the users of the future that can only support their habit by committing crimes, violent or otherwise. In my opinion, the "drug war" will never be won but we can win individual battles against those that would introduce our kids and others to illegal drug use.

miked442. Increasing security at public schools does not take away freedoms enjoyed by all students. If your son/daughter takes drugs to school they should know there is a possibility the drugs will be found in their possession. No person is "free" to possess illegal drugs, anywhere. Why would you want a student to enjoy the freedom of taking illegal drugs onto a public school campus? Are you saying it is wrong to teach a student they should obey the law. Something the parent should do anyway, not the school. The student is not being taught they don't have this specific freedom, they are taught (and undoubtedly know) they would be doing something that is in violation of the law.

You want your son/daughter to freely use and possess drugs, your business. You make it my business and the business of others when your son/daughter takes an illegal drug onto a campus that could have a negative impact on the sons/daughters of other parents. For starters, no new information here, but any drug, legal or illegal, can have a fatal effect if taken improperly, just as deadly as one gunshot wound can be. People do overdoes and die on their first use. Are students permitted to carry dangerous weapons on a school campus? Do you believe drugs are more or less dangerous than a weapon? I guarantee you the "dealers" don't have a clue regarding (all) the substances contained in any drug they sell. I suspect (one) of the reasons there is an increase in drug usage with our school kids is the permissive attitudes of some parents - no cajones to teach their kids discipline and responsibility, right from wrong, something they themselves were likely never taught.

whatsinsb (anonymous profile)
March 5, 2012 at 3:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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