Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ibuprofen - It's After Your Children

From 13WHAM:

Many Rochester-area school districts are sticking to tough policies when it comes to students having any unauthorized drugs in school. Ignorance is not an excuse as students and their parents discover that the penalty often means automatic suspension.

Last week, a student at Greece Arcadia High School got an Advil, an over-the-counter pain medication, from his girlfriend during school; both were suspended.

Makes sense to me.
The school's essentially in an unwinnable situation here. The students' parents are appealing the decision, but they'd be suing the school for not monitoring their children more closely, had that pill been ecstacy or oxycontin instead of ibuprofen. My high school had a very similar attitude toward medication - you went to the nurse for it. My high school also had a girl who liked to suck the coating off of advils for the flavor. My high school was odd.


At 11:40 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

The Rock. Not a place for kids and meds. Sweet.


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