Tag Archive: Campus


In Eastern Massachusetts, schools are doing what they can to keep drugs out of school, and trying to prevent kids from becoming addicted to the dangerous narcotics.

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Boston.com takes a look at the methods used to help curb kids carrying drugs on campus, from canine locker searches, to play clothes on site security.

Video cameras in the hallway are proving effective in one community school system.

The numbers reveal a problem. 40% of high schoolers in the state say they’ve used alcohol within the last month. 28% had used marijuana. 27% say they obtained illicit drugs on campus.

It’s no secret that kids are not afraid to carry pills, alcohol, or small amounts of marijuana in their pockets, or backpacks.

They typically won’t keep it in their locker, because that’s the first place they know dog will search.

This kind of proactive approach won’t stop the teen drug use, but it will definitely make it much more difficult for kids to trade drugs or use them on campus.

For more on the story, click on Boston.com right here.

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The University of South Carolina is cracking down on drug and alcohol fueled events on or near campus.

School has only been back in session for a few days and already USC is responding to a viral video of an enormous pool party at the Woodlands.

Wistv.com reported that the party featured drinking, fighting, and nudity in their coverage.

Most young adults think that around the clock partying and intoxication are rites of passage for college students.

But we are seeing dozens of young adults die on campus each year from alcohol poisoning or a drug overdose.

That’s the problem.   Partying until you die.

USC’s Director of Student Conduct Alisa Liggett says told the TV station: “Not only have our alcohol offenses increased, but we had a number of student deaths that are accidents related to alcohol.”

Liggett says there were more than 600 alcohol-related fines from 2011-2012, up 15% from the previous year.

It appears the students didn’t worry about a measly $50 fine.

She told WISTV, “It used to be 50, it’s gone up to 250 (dollars for the first offense), a second offense was 100, it’s gone to 350 and the third offense is suspension.”

Teensavers applauds USC for trying to control the problem. Nobody is saying that college kids shouldn’t have fun, but we shouldn’t be losing our kids to an alcohol or drug related death.

A story this morning out of Orlando’s WESH-TV website covers 17 kids who were busted for drinking on a MIDDLE SCHOOL campus.

15 were suspended. The school expelled 2 students.

Apparently one of the kids brought straight alcohol to school in a Gatorade bottle.

The bottle was passed around amongst the students. One parent was mad saying that her daughter didn’t know that the drink her daughter was taking was alcohol.

The comment section was abuzz with comments at the apparent parent’s naivety.

Drinking isn’t a rite of passage, not at 15, 16, 17 or 18. Not at 20. Drinking on campus shows an absolute bold defiance of authority.

It’s amazing how some parents react when their kids make mistakes. Sometimes you need to own up to your mistakes. When you can clearly smell undiluted alcohol before drinking it, there’s no way to mistake it for water.