Are schools really "drug free?" (Part 1)

Note: This article is part 1 of a 2-part series on drugs in school. This article focuses on illegal drugs in school, while part 2 will focus on "legal" drugs at school (Ritalin, Prozac, etc.)

By ResistanceMedia staff

May 4, 2016

Near the entrance of every school in America, one or more signs proclaim that the school is part of a "Drug Free School Zone." These are largely the result of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act, which provides for increased penalties for drug possession and/or sale while on school grounds. But are these signs even accurate? Are schools really "drug free?"

According to WebMD, drug usage is rapidly increasing on school grounds, with a shocking 32 percent of MIDDLE SCHOOL students (12-13 years old) reporting that drugs are used, sold, and distributed at their school. Overall, only 43% of public school students attend a school which is "drug free" -- making 57% of the ubiquitous yellow "DRUG FREE SCHOOL" signs inaccurate.

Schools are doing very little to stop this rapid rise in drug use at school. For example, in New York City, students are now being given "warning cards" for possession of marijuana in school. One student had 7 bags of marijuana and was simply given a "warning card" (no punishment whatsoever). Another student was caught smoking marijuana and was also given a "warning card".

Meanwhile, in Detroit, Michigan, heroin is being sold in broad daylight outside of public schools while school is in session! According to a local news station,

Kids keep their head down and don't make eye contact as they make their way to the school bus, because in the Detroit's Cass Tech High School, drug dealers are free to sell heroin on the streets in broad day light all day, every day, right in front of hundreds of school children.

"If the bus doesn't come fast enough they'll attack you, interrogate you with questions, make you feel uncomfortable," said senior MaKayla Nixon.

The drug addicts line up to get their fix, dealers collect and count their cash, and students are given a dangerous front-row seat to a street education of Detroit's drug underworld that may enrage every citizen of the city.

"Even if you walk to the store for a snack they'll holler out, 'Hey, sweetheart!' or try and get you to come over and it's kind of scary," said Nixon.

Just watch for half an hour and you can see exactly how it works: customers pull up on Henry Street and place an order. Runners go to a hiding spot where they store the drugs. Guys on bikes make sure no police cars are driving by. Hundreds of deals a day, thousands of dollars trading hands and all under the windows of Cass Tech High School.

The kids know whats going on, but their parents don't.

"I have never heard anything from the school in regards to any drugs being sold near or around the school," said Charyn, the parent of a Cass Tech student.
Parents now want to know why.

"I worry about the kids, our daughters, the kids who are watching that," said Charyn. "The drug dealers recruiting our kids to sell drugs in the neighborhood or in the school."
The Defenders called Detroit police.

"We're on Second and Henry by Cass Tech. A bunch of kids are getting out of school and there's a bunch of drug dealers right on Henry Street," the Defenders told Detroit police. "The drug dealers are milling around, selling drugs right in the middle of the street."

The police never showed up. The Detroit Defender who tipped the Defenders off called police dozens of times to report blatant drug dealing in a so-called drug-free school zone. The dealers are supposed to be afraid of the extra jail time for dealing near a school.

"Isn't it a drug-free school zone, or supposed to be?" asked Nixon.

Experts said it's just a matter of time before someone gets shot. They don't want it to be a student.

Even school teachers are selling, buying, and using drugs. One Texas teacher even was recently arrested for running a drug lab!

Monica Quintero, 31, a teacher at Ridge Creek Elementary in the Humble Independent School District, was arrested Tuesday by the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. Three men, including her two roommates, also were arrested and charged.

Quintero gave deputies permission to search the residence, officials said, and they found substances they believe to be heroin, liquid heroin, GHB, and pills of Oxycontin, Xanax, Adderall and other drugs.

Deputies also found a slew of drug paraphernalia, including syringes, scales and other items apparently being used for a heroin lab that Nash said was in the kitchen.

"It was disturbing to find a lab set up in a family apartment complex adjacent to a neighborhood and in such close proximity to an elementary school," Precinct 4 Constable Kenneth Rowdy Hayden said in a statement detailing the arrests.

"What's more disturbing is learning the female suspect is a first-grade teacher," he said. "Apparently, Ms. Quintero was living a double life and now it has caught up with her."
Humble ISD officials said Quintero had been put on leave "immediately" while the charges against her make their way through the court system.

A lawyer representing her could not be immediately reached, and a phone call to her family's home was not answered or returned.

Jamie Mount, a school district spokeswoman, said Quintero had spent the past year teaching a bilingual first-grade class. She had worked at Park Lakes Elementary and has been with the district since 2007, Mount said.

There seems to be an epidemic of misconduct among teachers related to drugs. The following is only a short list of recent stories related to drug-related misconduct by teachers.

Clear Springs High School teacher charged with drug dealing

4th grade teacher used drugs in front of class  

Teacher fired after using teen to sell drugs at school, police say

Elementary teacher arrested for using heroin at school

Illegal drugs are out of control in public schools across America, fueled by rap music (exposed by the precursor to ResistanceMedia in November 2015) and "drug education." Drug education has provided drug-inclined students with information valuable in the drug culture -- while the students dismiss information regarding the risks of drugs as anti-drug propaganda. 

Part 2 of this article will expose the mass psychiatric drugging of American children, fueled by the public school system. Thank you for reading!