scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Zero tolerance??
Dave Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM
Mon Mar 27 2000 - 20:50:23 CST
On Wed, 22 Mar 2000 15:06:27 -0600, n9ssg@POBOX.COM wrote:
>Back to the subject at hand tho: I am a firm believer in 0 tolerance.
>I don't believe any of the laws prohibit drugs taken in a manner
>prescribed by a physician. Recent "Tylenol" stories were taken
>somewhat out of context by the media. If I am wrong, let me know.
>I'll be in line with you to fight it at the federal or state level, however
>I think the laws do take this into account.
Our family doctor has prescribed anacin for my son when he was injured
at track practice. Despite the a written directive from the doctor to
take the medication, the school district would not permit him to have
the medication on his person or in his locker. Possession of anacin or
aspirin is an expulsion offense under the zero tolerance drug policy. My
wife had to take a full, unopened bottle of anacin to the school nurse.
My 18 year old son had to report to the nurse periodically to receive
his medication. In this area, the rules are the same for aspirin and
UC, Keystone Area Council