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Old 07-11-2015, 11:58 PM
 
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had breakfast with a friend whose son attends FMHS, she said a "major" drug problem exists at FMHS

anyone know about this ? heard anything ?
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:04 AM
 
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Do teenagers go to this school?
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:19 AM
 
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Do teenagers go to this school?
from what I heard, this is more than "teenagers at high school" drug issues. harder-core stuff beyond alcohol and marijuana
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:04 AM
 
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You think they have a problem now, wait till they go to college...
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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Newsflash: there are drugs (yes, more hardcore than pot) at pretty much every high school in America. If a kid wants to try/do drugs, s/he is going to find a way to make that happen. I never was curious about drugs and did not see any drugs in high school or college- if smelling pot at concerts doesn't count It's not like kids are being forced to do drugs at high schools where they are prevalent....

Personally, I don't consider it to be a *major* drug problem until you are seeing multiple overdoses such as Plano in the late 1990's (heroin) or DISD TJ in the mid 2000's ("cheese", in the heroin family). Parents have to instill their family's values regarding drugs from an early age, keep the lines of conmunication open, know their kids' friends, and watch for any changes in behavior that indicate s/he may be doing drugs.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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No more of a problem than any other middle / upper class High School like Southlake, Coppell, HP, Plano.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Newsflash: there are drugs (yes, more hardcore than pot) at pretty much every high school in America.
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No more of a problem than any other middle / upper class High School like Southlake, Coppell, HP, Plano.
Truth

I don't understand this point of this post. As mentioned, EVERY high school has "drug problems"
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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No more of a problem than any other middle / upper class High School like Southlake, Coppell, HP, Plano.
Exactly. Drug dealers do their market research. Any HS with affluent teens is going to have all sorts of drugs.
Back in the day, my parents pulled my sister out of North Mesquite HS and sent her to Bishop Lynch in hopes of getting her away from bad influences. My sister says there were more drugs at BL than at NMHS!!
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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I went to an elite private school(not in Dallas area) and there were a lot of drugs around. Not just Weed, but kids doing lines of coke in the bathroom between classes, Ecstasy, molly and whatever designer drugs were in. Adderall and Ritilin were big too.These were all "good" kids from top families. I think any school with upper middle to upper class kids has drugs readily available. These kids have lots of disposable income and usually no responsibilities.
I never fooled with drugs and mostly stuck to drinking when I was in high school. Not sure why I didn't dabble, but I suspect it's because my parents were very open with us about the dangers of drug use and I'd seen more than one after school special, which scared the crap out of me.

If it's any consolation, none of the drug users grew up to be degenerates or criminals. They're lawyers, doctors, engineers, even a CEO and upper level politician. I suspect they grew out of experimenting and settled down after college.
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Drugs became a big issue for FM since 2009 and they have had dozens of overdoses since. They are doing their best to take care of it. I have family there and their kids told scary stories. However, as others said, less in some and more in others , but it is always a concern in affluent high schools.

You could never be 100% sure about it but experts suggest taking susceptible kids out of that enviorment and company is first step towards safety. If your student is not friends with wrong kids and is not interested then nobody is going to shove it in his throat but even good kids make bad decisions.
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