Drugs on Campus

Addictive, disruptive, illegal, inappropriate – drugs are not allowed on campus for many reasons.

Drugs have been an issue of concern on the Dublin High campus. Many people at Dublin High, however, think of it in different ways. Students express themselves on how they feel about drugs being on campus. Kristjan Aubry, senior, feels that “it’s a shame that people are bringing it on campus and sometimes even selling and using them.”

Nuha Haque, sophomore, also agrees that students are giving the school a shameful image and wishes this to be handled as soon as possible. She thinks students should become more aware of the negative effects of the drugs instead of thinking only about the pleasure it brings. School officers should reinforce the rules and maybe consider some students’ advices such as the k9 inspection.

Michael Tran, sophomore, says “what we could do to handle drugs at school is to have a k9 inspection once a week. It may sound pretty extreme but kids get high during school all the time.” For those who attended Dublin High last year might remember the k9 inspection on campus where a dog was used to sniff everything including backpacks, cars, lockers, and etc. to find inappropriate items on campus. Not only Tran, but Patricia Brewer, senior, also agrees that to handle this drug situation, “we should continue the random dog search thing.”

Students on campus know at least one person from Dublin High that is involved with drugs. Angie Kang, senior, has heard about drug issues on campus and thinks drugs are bad in general. She noticed that in countries like Portugal, drugs aren’t illegal and those places are the ones with the lowest drug abuse rates so maybe we should learn from them.

Drug have been an issue on Dublin High’s campus and drug users should know that doing drugs is not a good thing to do at school (or outside of school). It would be wiser to follow the school policies, California laws and respect their peers by not doing any of these illegal acts at school.

“Authorities should stress it more to students and show the consequences that come along with being surrounded by drugs,” Aubry said.