Students at Stratford High School in Goose Creek, S.C. got a lesson in drug enforcement the other day when armed police stormed the school and ordered everyone on the floor while they conducted a massive drug sweep.
The school’s principal defends the dramatic sweep, caught on the school’s surveillance tape. Police came into the school with guns at the ready, ordered all students to lie on the floor and then handcuffed anyone who apparently didn’t comply quickly enough.
“We received reports from staff members and students that there was a lot of drug activity. Recently we busted a student for having over 300 plus prescription pills. The volume and the amount of marijuana coming into the school is unacceptable,” said principal George McCrackin.
Police didn’t find any criminals in the armed sweep, but they say K-9 dogs smelled drugs on a dozen backpacks. Goose Creek police and school administrators defend the draconian measures as necessary for crime prevention.
Used to be this was the sort of thing you’d expect to hear about in places like the Soviet Union. I suppose if draconian enforcement methods are good enough for the Russians then they’re good enough to use on American High School Students. Remember to have your papers ready at all times to produce when demanded by your superiors!
Thanks to Connie for pointing this story out to me.