Young children bring pot to school. (Update: education news from schools, business, research and professional organizations).As usual, there's good news and bad news about drug use and children. Two third-graders in Port St. Lucie St. Lucie may refer to:
"Clearly these latest two stories should be sounding alarm bells that now we need to not only be educating junior high and high school students, but also much younger students about the dangers of drug use," says Jennifer de Vallance, spokeswoman for the Office of National Drug Control Policy The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was established by the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988 (21 U.S.C.A. § 1501 et seq.) and began operations in January 1989. .
Administrators in Port St. Lucie won't revamp re·vamp
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2. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
3. To vamp (a shoe) anew.
n. their substance abuse education following the drug incident. "We have a very formal program for fifth and sixth graders," says Michelle Sjogren, spokeswoman for the district. "And through our school resource officer, we have educational opportunities in this area even for pre-schoolers."
The district expelled the students pending a formal disciplinary hearing.
The Office of National Drug Control isn't leaning toward formal programs for younger students either. The prevailing theory is that kids hear some form of "Just Say No" at school, but their baby-boomer parents see marijuana as a harmless The term harmless may be taken in several ways:
1. Characterized by hypocrisy: hypocritical praise.
2. Being a hypocrite: a hypocritical rogue. warning against it. "Studies consistently show that parents are the single most important influence in their kids decision not to use drugs," de Vallance says.