Drug Laced Gummies at Boca Ciega High School
Last night I saw on the news, and Facebook, that my sons high school had kids eating gummies laced with drugs. I knew he wasn't involved, I asked anyways cause ya never know, could have been a joke gone bad or accidental by sharing things with friends.
So he said no, he didn't know who was involved as of last night but I am sure there will be plenty of talk going around the school tonight and there is a monthly parent meeting tomorrow night which I am sure this will be addressed.
There are comments all over about how of course this is in Florida and of course it's this school....but with a quick search on Google I was able to find out that obviously this is just about everywhere, this is not just here, not just at Boca Ciega and not just in Florida.
In California, a middle school with candy-like drugs, the "richest town in Georgia," prescription drug overdose in Washington, kids expelled in Connecticut, and the stories go on and on. It is not just here.....
I know I did not have to worry about mine this year but I have another son starting at Boca Ciega in the fall and him, him I have to worry about a little more. He likes to push boundaries, he likes to surround himself with trouble and it is not because of any lack in parenting, it is just who he is. I will not allow him to ruin his reputation or miss out on any opportunities for his future because of gummies or something like this. I know he knows better and he has talked about things openly with me and his father. I know this kind of stuff does not always happen on school grounds and it could easily happen while at a friends, or the movies, at the rec centers, anywhere. I need to make sure the school is going to be proactive about this to avoid it in the future.More so I need to be proactive about it in my household. While Googling other incidents like this I found a school in Ohio that is doing random drug testing. While I understand that may not be a possibility for all schools I do know I can do this at home.
So here is the story:
(via Tampa Bay Times)
GULFPORT — Four Boca Ciega High students were hospitalized Monday after eating drug-laced gummy candies, officials said.