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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Potter County Girls Charged In Northern Potter Incident

Teens Caught with Painkiller

Three Potter County girls have been charged for having a prescription drug at Northern Potter High School.

A 16-year-old from Ulysses and 17-year-olds from Genesee Township and Harrison Township allegedly had Tramadol that was not prescribed to any of them.

They've been charged by police with disorderly conduct, which is in addition to any discipline from the school.

Police say Tramadol is a non-narcotic prescription painkiller which is the reason for the disorderly conduct charge instead of a drug charge.

35 comments :

NoPo Parent said...

They should all be expelled from school and if they are seniors this year, too bad!

Zero tolerance means just that!

A No Po Parent

Anonymous said...

I hope that folks realize this is this area's drug of choice-not meth, not pot, but prescriptions pain pills. Please watch your medications carefully. There is the thought that they aren't harmful because they are legal and prescribed by medical professionals. But they are just as dangerous as any other drug.

Anonymous said...

No doubt a deal was cut. What is not to understand. They had perscription pills not perscribed to them. Sounds a little stinky to me. Our schools are getting in deeper by ignoring # 1 problem. All the other problem kids get from this is..not much.

Anonymous said...

A scolding teaches these kids nothing, nor does it teach anything to their younger siblings, neighbor kids, etc. other than breaking the rules brings little, if any, consequences. They should be expelled, and if they are seniors, so be it. Why should they be afforded the same benefits as those students who have followed the rules. What message does that send to them? That no matter how well you do or how hard you work, someone will be handed the same thing? We have become far to complacent and really are not doing those kids any favors by not making them take some sort of responsibility for their behavior. They are very close to being adults and if they aren't taught something now, what will they do the next time? We can't excuse everything away.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask, if this was your child that was so close to graduating would you want them expelled? I feel the girl that brought them in should be expelled and the others suspended.

Anonymous said...

Prescription pain pills are a huge problem around here with young people these days. When are some of these parents and teachers gonna wake up? Not only are they taking them but they are crushing them up and snorting them for god sakes. Its a damn shame

Anonymous said...

I don't want to see the youth expelled but lives spared from a worse fate. Thank God someone done their job at the school and addressed the issue. I am glad it was addressed not only by the school but by the law.

Anonymous said...

All 3 should receive the same punishment, they all knew the rules and all broke them!

Anonymous said...

To poster 11:15. As parent's we know how it feels to have a child expelled 45 days before graduation.(Our situation was different.) Still Zero Tolerance means just that! What does this show the children today. A slap on the wrist..I can get away with anything.

Anonymous said...

Let's put it this way, guilty takinig the pills. About graduation, did the girl not know it is a crime to take pills or bring them to school? Start punishing for the crimes and maybe others taking drugs or pushing them will get the message.

Anonymous said...

If this was my child...I don't know honestly. I would hope to take this as a wake-up call something is wrong that my child at this age is so screwed up they would consider drugs. Instead of deciding how the school should handle it, let them do their punishment accordingly, would hope to be more concerned as a parent how I was going to handle the problem. I doubt that a quick fix and ignoring it afterwards will be the answer.

Anonymous said...

these kids know the rules, just like kids know the rules about drinking. they take the chance knowing that it is unlikely that they will ever get caught. then when they do they want everyone to feel sorry for them and want a "break". then, adults want to feel sorry for them too.

plain and simple these kids were aware of the consequences but never expected to face them. now that they have to be accountable they, and the adults that support them, want to make a plea for compassion.

the mere threat of consequences is not enough to keep these kids on the straight and narrow, that's abundantly obvious. time to make an example of them and let them "swing from the gallows" for all to see. that may be what it takes to keep other at risk kids from making the same foolish decision.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on people. I am sure you all NEVER did anything like that @ least once when you were younger. No alcohol, No drugs, etc...

Anonymous said...

The main point that needs to be made is that No-Po does not seem to treat everyone the same way when it comes to this no tolerance. I have had personal experience with a step-sister there and they did things quite differently than what it sounds with these girls...

Anonymous said...

I feel the school did everything in thier power by the rules of the school and the law. Before you guys start saying that the school is treating them different learn the law and the codes of the school. The kids are still protected by the NO Child left behind Act. They will get their diplomas. Parents are the problem here wake up and see that this is going on in your own houses with kids.

Anonymous said...

dude, this aint about what you or i have done in the past, we can all agree we did stupid stuff as kids. i guess the difference is these kids got caught. maybe thats what they need to get turned around...

Anonymous said...

if it was up to me i would suspend the kids from school.. not exspell but suspend them. and make them go to AA and cousiling and have a social worker go in the home to find where the problem is comming from plus probation.. each kid deserves to graduate they all earned that reguardless what they have done. exspelling them..whats that gonna do? maybe they do have great parents there is kids that are out there that are soo ungratful i wouldnt really blame it on the parents. kids cant blame anybody but themselves.

Anonymous said...

Maybe these children need some counseling. If they are heading off to college next year, who will be there to watch over them? They may have some problems that need addressed and worked out and what better time now rather than to wait until it is too late! We should have all the information before we start popping off at the mouth...

Anonymous said...

I believe another question to ask is where these girls obtained the painkillers to begin with. I recently watched a television documentary about these types of situations, in which, the children were getting the drugs directly from their parents or close family members. Not blaming the parents and/or family, as according to this program, most of the parents had no idea of the problem, or were in denial. My thought, though, is that when I am taking a prescription, I certainly would have some idea as to how many pills I received and how many days the prescription lasts. If I came up short on the number, it would certainly raise questions as to where the pills have gone to.

Anonymous said...

Bring Bud back, one visit to his office and the taste of the holey board on the back side and one wouldn’t break the rules the second time. Back in the old days this worked fine.
Than there was the wooden barrel in the basement of the old school in Genesee and the plane hose or the one filled with chalk.

Anonymous said...

maybe we should just hug them and give them a puppy!

and how does anyone know if they "deserve to graduate they all earned that reguardless what they have done". thats just a fine example of our entitlement society. if they had good grades, attendance, etc, then they can come back next year and graduate. they can be a year behind their classmates instead of a year behind bars. maybe that extra year will do them some good and give them time to reflect on the outcome of making poor decisions.

the most important lesson we can teach our children before sending them out in the world is that there are consequences for our actions.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Oh, come on people. I am sure you all NEVER did anything like that @ least once when you were younger. No alcohol, No drugs, etc...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 9:11:00 AM EDT



I completely agree....
The only difference is that back in the day you could get away with it bacause it wasn't such a big deal. Teachers would take a toke and a drink from the bottle in school. Kids would stand outside and smoke without any problems. Hell, you could have a gun in your car and show it off to the teachers and noone said a damn thing. We all did things like this in school so why should we pass judgement here.

Can't all of you see where this is going?

We need to blame it on the damn democrats, they cause these kids to do such things. Shame on them!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe people are so hell-bent on see the girls suspended or expelled and punishment administered. Has anyone asked why these kids done what they did? Has anyone taken time to examine the fact that to do something this stinkin' stupid requires some education all by itself to the youth and to the family of the youth? You are all about fairness but what is fair? Is it about getting even with the girls so that we can say all were treated fairly or do you really give a crap about the girls and why they had Tramadol on them to begin with? Don't the public care about the youth anymore? Yes there are consequences and yes there are reasons why they done it but get real and care about the youth and why they did. Maybe you are too wrapped up in your computers to spend time with one of them to find out. :*(

Anonymous said...

How bout the word HELP for these young kids!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to comment on the question of why they did it? I know of these girls one of them is close to me she is not the one who brought the tramadol in. I feel she was wrong to get involved but why should she not be able to graduate? Maybe these girls need therapy to fine out what the problem is along with the punishment. Why not finish her suspention and pay a fine , do community service , go to drug and alcohol class anything but be expelled. I went to NOPO back in the day and we all did things wrong and when we got caught we got suspended. By the way how many teachers bring their perscriptions to school? And if you did not notice every school has zero tolerance and every school has drugs.By the way the tramadol belong to a relative of the girl.....

Anonymous said...

I just left a prescription bottle near the post office, but I dumped out the prescription pills and filled the bottle with anal suppositories....what a surprise they will get from that one!!!!

Anonymous said...

I asked my 3 elementary kids what the punishment should be and they all agread that the 3 girls should spend time in jail. lol arent kids great.

Anonymous said...

A prescription pain killer, that is non-narcotic could be nothing more than advil at prescription strenght which i beleive to be around 800 to 1000 mg. These girls did wrong yes! but nothing more then Disorderly Conduct a summary offense, punishable by a fine of up to $ 300. and/or 90 Days in jail or both.

Anonymous said...

It is the parent's job to ensure their children have a strong and moral foundation from which they can make intelligent choices. Apparently that was lacking for these girls. It is not the school or the teacher's responsibility. Their responsibility is to provide an education on which our children can build to become functioning, self-supporting members of society. So often you hear when children get into trouble that the schools didn't do enough and when they attempt discipline, then you hear it is too much. We all know there is a price to pay for everything we do. It may not be one that is paid right away, but sooner or later it will be. That is something these girls need to learn and it obviously wasn't taught at home.

Rep. Chick said...

Accountability for your actions says it all!

Their ages say it all, just about young adults and ready to head into the real world. Pull this crap in college and you could lose your scholarship money. Pull this crap at your place of employment and you will lose your job!

It is what it is.

They must learn this life lesson NOW, not when they are all 21 years of age and then face jail time at the tax payers expense.

There was a time not to many years ago you got detention for not being prepared for class, like say having your pencil sharpened. I dare say these girls knew what they were doing was wrong because each student is issued a "student hand book" and we as parents all know what is expected of the school and the students and us as parents, no questions about it!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what their punishment should be. I love the phrase it is what it is. It is what it is. Love these kids and punish them.

Anonymous said...

So, you're saying the school should ignore the fact drugs, tobacco or booze when it is brought to school because it is up to the parents? How can the teachers do their "JOB" when a few students are flying high or sleeping it off? Get a real view on what some of these kids are doing. Thank God some teachers take notice of the signs something is going on.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I just left a prescription bottle near the post office, but I dumped out the prescription pills and filled the bottle with anal suppositories....what a surprise they will get from that one!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 6:28:00 PM EDT




I thought they tasted funny..
I guess that's why I've been talking a lot of sh*t lately.

Anonymous said...

doctors hand out excessive drugs for you to try anyway ....kids dont have to look far for them just in next room at home ....watch t.v. ads.. they give you reasons to TELL your doctor why you may need them ...all legal ways to get them... BUT .. lets lock up pot smokers and sellers and crowd the jails ...i never heard anyone dying of that stuff.....

Anonymous said...

"lets lock up pot smokers and sellers and crowd the jails"

Yes lets! The law is the law!