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D.A.R.E. is ineffective at the minimum and many consider it counter productive and anti-family.


Kid Turns in Pot-Smoking Parents after D.A.R.E. Lesson

Opinion by Cannabis Fantastic

(56 Minutes Ago) in Society / Drug Law




Last week, it happened again. The day after a lesson about marijuana was given to 5th graders at an elementary school in Matthews, North Carolina an eleven year-old-student brought his parents marijuana to school to give to a D.A.R.E. officer and report them. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is an international education program aimed at children.


The program that began in 1983 in California has students sign a pledge not to use drugs or join gangs. The interactive in-school curriculum last ten weeks and is taught by a trained police officer in full uniform. D.A.R.E. has been criticized because follow up studies have proven it to be ineffective at best.


Scientific evaluation studies have consistently shown that DARE is ineffective in reducing the use of alcohol and drugs and is sometimes even counterproductive — worse than doing nothing. That’s the conclusion of the U.S. General Accounting Office, the U.S. Surgeon General, the National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Education, and others. DARE is being implemented in 80 percent of the United States’ school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.


In the North Carolina case, a spokesman for the Mathews Police department, Officer Stason Tyrrell said about the incident, “Even if it’s happening in their own home with their own parents, they understand that’s a dangerous situation because of what we’re teaching them.


That’s what they’re told to do, to make us aware.” Police arrested the child’s 40 year-old father and 38 year-old mother on Thursday. Both were charged with two misdemeanor counts each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.


They were both released after the arrests and given a date to appear in court. In response to media reporters waiting for him outside of his house, the father told them point blank, ”I don’t give drugs to my kids.” When asked where his child got a hold of the marijuana he replied, “that’s no one’s business.” The eleven year old child that turned in his parents to a DARE office along with a sibling have been removed from the parents home by social services. Police report that they are staying with relatives.

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WOW this is not the first time that they ruin some family's life now the kid has to stay in a home he will never for get it


IF he still has a 'home' to go to.


His parents might just be in jail.


But there are always the Social Service folks ready to step in and 'protect' the children.


That may be JUST what happens in this case as in many others.


Tax money well spent?????

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This is sad, pathetic and worst of all destroys entire lives that could have been, if left uninfiltrated by law enforcement, a very peaceful, happy and productive one.


This poor kid wasn't informed of what would happen if he turned his parents in. Now he'll probably grow up either hating his parents for the rest of his life, or hating law enforcement for the rest of his life. Either way it disrupts lives and skews the line between love and responsibility...


These sick bastarrds are pathetic and useless, with thier drug resistence programs and fear mongering.


Makes my blood boil man...

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