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Posted on 02/11/2006 4:11:34 PM PST by Revel
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"Could get probation "Look-alike drugs and substances can cause that same level of danger because staff and students are not equipped to differentiate between the two."
Is it going to jump out of the bag and bite them? What danger? Don't answer that, bureaucrats can make anything dangerous when they want to manipulate behaviour.
...And not good looking enough to be the teachers' boy toy.
"It is unlawful for any person knowingly to manufacture, distribute, advertise, or possess with intent to manufacture or distribute a look‑alike substance. Any person who violates this subsection (b) shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony, the fine for which shall not exceed $150,000."
My guess is that they'll drop this to a 404(c):
"It is unlawful for any person knowingly to possess a look‑alike substance. Any person who violates this subsection (c) is guilty of a petty offense. Any person convicted of a subsequent offense under this subsection (c) shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor."
By their definition, a bag of dark dog crap could be a "look-alike drug" for Black Tar Heroin!
Time for all parents to pull their kids from these schools...withhold their taxes for "education funding", and remove each and every one of these proto-Marxists from ANY semblance of power and authority!
But how is it that possession of sugar, or any of the various other foods that look like dope, becomes a felony?
Geez Louise. The kid's got powdered sugar in a baggie. He says it's coke. How much more look-alike can it be?
"i suspect a good lawyer could argue that the policy is unclear, vague, overly general, and enforced in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner."
I suspect he could try.
"Look-alike drugs and substances can cause that same level of danger because staff and students are not equipped to differentiate between the two."
But abortion and pre-marital sex is just fine to encourage at school.
Our Founding Fathers would be ashamed of what we have become.
I did this with a bag of confectionary sugar when I was 7... I told a neighbor girl that it was cocaine... Her dad came over and started screaming at my dad... My dad told him that it was harmless sugar and that it was only a joke... My dad laughed and told the guy to get a life and move on...
The felony is total bs...
The best time for arguing in favor of breathing is before it becomes school policy, not after you violate it. This way, you see, you have more credibility.
lazy reporting....no mention if he has past occurences of getting in trouble.
See my post #53.
The dangers of river-rock dumb adults in charge of minor children are now even MORE clear.
I guess all the pastry chefs in the state are in BIG trouble.
Absolutely amazing. Sorry I asked.
We saw it. We just didn't believe it. Perfect opportunity for contempt of court, legislature, governor and law in general.
yup. kids are silly.
My son took sugar to school in ziploc baggies to "eat" for lunch. He was about 13 and did it to be a dufus.
One day the "baggie" fell out of his book bag in class and he almost got the same rap as this kid. Luckily the vice principal had some sense...believed his story...gave him a stern talking to and called his parents...we discussed what COULD have happened.
He's 15 1/2 now and still does stooopid stuff....he thinks about consequences about 10% of the time - we're making progress.
then they should ban water because it looks like vodka.
and cola looks a little too much like scotch.
i'm not saying that powdered sugar doesn't look like coke (i don't know if it does or not.) i'm saying that the term "look-alike drug" is pretty broad and pretty meaningless.
if a student says to another student (who is drinking water), "that looks like vodka", should the second student be arrested?
is the illegal substance something that looks like a drug, or something that someone says is a drug, or what? the quotation from the handbook did not make this clear.
Could get probation "Look-alike drugs and substances can cause that same level of danger because staff and students are not equipped to differentiate between the two."
The school handbook states that students can be suspended or expelled for carrying a look-alike drug.
Every grocery store in the state which sells powdered sugar is in violation of this law. Why aren't all the grocery store owners locked up as felons?
A look-like drug is a drug.
A drug look-alike is a non-drug that looks like a drug.
The policy as quoted said no look-alike drugs.
It's unlawful to sell powdered sugar?
added zero tolerance to the keywords.
damn,we used to make gun powder in chemistry class. i guess if we did that today i would be in jail. we used to play with mercury too which is taboo today.
so it is illegal to possess powdered sugar? why aren't they arresting all the bakers?
These privacy issues are getting scary too.
The schools aren't even obliged to comment to parents on many issues.
Yet, when they sign on for these NGO funded programs, they sign a Freedom of Information Act release.
So the United Nations gets any data they want.
Then we'd have to lock up nearly all of Congress if that were the law.
Bingo. There are tons of packets of look-alike coke in the teachers lounge. (Heck, there's apparently a whole lot of real stuff too...)
Q. "Congressman, what do you say to the rumors circulating that many high government officals are partaking of illegal drugs, including cocaine?"
A. "I don't believe a WORD of it," he snorted.
Hey, paulsen is here defending the state tossing a kid in the clink for posession of a bag of sugar! He needs your help. This is a real lollertrain. Please post something, I need more funny!
ok, suppose my kid puts REAL cocaine on a donut and takes it to school. then, the next day, your kid takes a donut with powdered sugar to school and sells it (without knowing what my kid did, and without saying anything about cocaine). is your kid committing a felony?
according to the law and the handbook (which focus on what the substance looks like, and intent to distribute, etc, but not on statements pertaining to what the substance is), it looks like it's a felony.
When sugar is outlawed, only outlaws will have sugar
Personally, I prefer splenda. I'm not sure what it's street value is, though.
Yeah, he was going to trade the "sugar/cocaine" for oral sex ;-)
The night watchman: I been with the railroad 30 years and never a blot against my record.
Officer: The yard cop seems to think you made a deal not to see that car broken into.
The night watchman: Well what kind of sense does that make? Is sugar a rare cargo? Is there a black market for it? Didya ever hear of a fence for hot sugar? If I was gonna make a deal with crooks to steal somethin' wouldn't be 40 tons of sugar, and I swear I didn't hear a thing Friday night...
Make as much sense as if the kid gave a parsnip to a diabetic ~ blow your blood sugar level through the roof Fur Shur!
i think he left to accompany the police on a major bust of a donut shop.
talk about look-alike substances with intent to distribute!
i was wondering why i couldn't find any donuts last time i drove thru illinois. i'm glad they locked up all those dealers.
starbucks is next.
This is getting ridiculous," said the boy's mother. "( from the article)
Where is this boy's dad?
too late--in illinois, only outlaws have sugar right now!
You catch on quick!
OTOH, guys like Congressman Billybob would then, thankfully, be in charge.
I teach special education--primarily reading. 4 years ago, one of my little guys who in addition to having a reading problem ALSO had a behavior problem. He brings an Altoid box to school with a white powder in a baggie tucked inside. Also brought some extra baggies. He tells the others "psst, I got some coke, wanna buy?" So the deal goes down in the restroom with about 4 kids.
The guidance counselor happens to walk in at the right moment and sees a bag exchange hands--the whole group goes to the office. Turns out the kid had a mixture of powdered and regular sugar.
Of course, everyone is suspended, but the mother of this kid decides to fight the suspension on the basis that her son had a disability and couldn't read well. (Actually, he read pretty well when I gave him materials with about a 24-28 font hmmmmm)
So we are at a meeting and the mother makes this statement. "I believe that this is a result of D----'s reading disability." And I being the consumate smart ass say, "What? you have 2 canisters on your counter, one marked cocaine and one marked sugar and he grabbed the wrong one?"
My principal would have cheerfully killed me on the spot, but I didn't and still don't care. Her claim was ridiculous.
As an aftermath, I was asked to leave the meeting for my "unproductive" comment and his actions were found to not be a result of his disability.
My principal still hates me though.
Today, I had to show a passport, drivers license, proof of residence, social security card, sign an acknowledgement, and get a "designated package holder" to buy Sudafed.
A rule is a rule is a rule is a rule
Time to raid the coffee pot and accessories (paraphenalia) in the teacher's lounge! Oops, that won't happen b/c the NEA would protect them.
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