Friday, February 28, 2014

One Arrested, Two Arcadia Students Hospitalized

Suspected of Taking Meds After Showing Symptoms
 
STORY

WHEC-TV : "A student* at Greece Arcadia High School has been arrested for providing some type of prescription medication to students on Friday.
School officials say four students consumed the pills. School officials say the students reported being lethargic and two students were taken to Strong Hospital. Police say their condition does not appear to be serious. Two other students later sought medical attention.
Schools officials do not know what type of pill was consumed, but school officials say they were prescription medications. Officials also believe the pills were taken at school."

* Andrew Goebel, 16 charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance & endangering the welfare of a child.

SCATS ~~ WAKE UP, GREECE PARENTS!!
YOUR KID LIKELY HAS ACCESS TO COCAINE, OXYCODONE AND EVEN HEROIN through friends, contacts at school and extra-curricular activities!! These drugs are HERE IN GREECE, they're relatively cheap and widely available! You and your children are NOT insulated from this societal problem! TUNE IN ... before it's too late.
 

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm wide awake, and was wide awake and aware that there are drugs in our town way before this hit the news.. FYI, this happens everywhere, not just Greece NY.

SCATS said...

To 5:19PM ~~ Being awake means more than an awareness of what others are doing. It means TALKING TO YOUR KIDS, asking questions, discussing risks, etc.

Jeff said...

Will the students who bought and took the pills be arrested as well? I certainly hope so. All involved need to feel the full weight of the consequences of their actions.

Anonymous said...

Who says I don't talk to my kids? You told parents to WAKE UP, well I'm saying that not all of us need to be told that. I know you love to point out all the bad that happens in this town, but drugs in middle and highschool is nothing new. It's not new to Greece, it just made it to the news today. Drugs are everywhere, in every school system in every state.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful message SCATS! Even the kids you think are drug-proof can fall to pressure. I still talk to my son constantly about not even taking a "tylenol" from anyone at school.

Anonymous said...

All kids involved are troubled youth, numerous referrals, in behavioral classrooms, not the average Arcadia student!

SCATS said...

To 8:39PM ~~ I never said drugs were new to Greece. However, what is new is the type drugs that teens are trying. In the past they were drinking & smoking at school. Those days are long gone. Heroin is cheap & widely available. It's not the drug from the 70's any more.

To 10:59PM ~~ Oh please! While I'm sure troubled kids are doing drugs at school, there are curious "good kids" who will try things given the chance to experiment. They will just be smarter about hiding it.

Anonymous said...

And there is the possibility that they had a headache and someone offered them that as a prank. I agree with scats that the pollyanna's around here need to wake up. All is not so sunny in Greece. The parent groups are so busy raising funds for trips and uniforms that they are kept blissfully unaware of the reality. The fund raiser parents probably don't have kids that are drug dealers but it keeps them busy. The signs for "drug free zone" and the dog search at aracdia the day before are jokes. Now that Odyssey has moved its claim to fame a permanent sign in front about winning some sport title. No mention of any literary or other academic achievement boast in a sign in front of any of the schools. Lots of chicken dinners and musicals though. Sports, musicals, fund raisers and drug free to boot. Uh-oh...better leave off the last part.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the new for Greece Olympia and the sign language teacher? Its on channel 9 and the post is all over facebook.

Anonymous said...

Did you see the news about the sign language teacher at olympia...its on. Channel 9 news and all over facebook.

SCATS said...

To 7:36AM ~~ Just an FYI ... the police and K-9 unit searched Arcadia yesterdaymorning.

To 9:59AM ~~ I hadn't heard, but I'm looking into it now. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Do teachers, coaches, and administrators get drug tested? I bet having authority figures who are OK with recreational drug use creates a permissive atmosphere.

I have a 10% chance per month of having to pee in a cup (random chance based on digits of our social security numbers). I bet many other professions do as well. Not every job needs to be policed so closely, but teachers probably do.

SCATS said...

To 2:58PM ~~ I don't think seasoned employees do. Maybe new hires must to get the job. I'm sure the bus drivers do. IMHO, even support staff should be randomly tested.

Anonymous said...

Union School teachers support drugging students into blissful ignorance. It's easier than imparting knowledge "teachers" do not have.
You ever see the drug lockers in a School Nurse's clinic?

Kids sit watching how many drug commercials per hour on TV? Don't solve any problems, pop a pill and make the problem go away.

Hell, I'm scared to be on some job sites because most of the crew is ZONKED out on pills.

SCATS said...

To 2:43PM ~~ You're right about how many TV ads are for Rx drugs! And who is taking those drugs in the ads? The ADULTS.

Anonymous said...

Hi SCATS,

Nothing new here...

Went to Greece schools in the '70's and early '80's. Plenty of dope was around then if you wanted it. Along w/ alcohol and tobacco.

Last time I was in Greece was the fall of '08. I was walking through the parking lot of Bill Grays on Latta by Island Cottage. There was a GPD unit w/ an Officer on the east side of the lot, and there were teenyboppers smoking marijuana on the south side of the lot closer to Latta.

These little punks don't care, many parents don't care. Note: I said many, not all...

Heck, when I went to Arcadia, we had a student smoking area by the Cafeteria (remember "The Wall"?). I could easily buy beer at 15 & 16 if I knew the cashier; or I could get an 18 year old to buy it if I paid for his also.

Drugs & alcohol are not new in Greece, neither is the apathy or ignorance of parents.

What happens in the basement, stays in the basement...

Thanks for doing what you do SCATS! I learn more here than in the "Dimbulb & Comical". Keep up the good job!

SCATS said...

To 8:52AM ~~ TYVM :)

Interestingly, GCSD has taken the step that they are going to work harder educating students about Rx pill abuse. Sounds like they were in the dark.