Drinking & drug use by
By Amy Schmitt
October 18, 2006
As a concerned parent in Ketchikan, I have one comment regarding
the "Zero Tolerance" issue of children drinking and
doing drugs. Are we forgetting all of our babies that have been
lost due to minor drinking and driving, drug overdose, and other
deaths caused by this problem? As far as I am concerned, it seems
that we have had to bury enough of our friends, babies, and family
members already-and we must get the message out somehow that
this can't continue.
Yes, there are instances where it just seems unfair-or they are
so young to be in that much trouble, but I think we have to start
Also, we do have a detention center. It is called Ketchikan
Regional Youth Facility, and it does detain children for short
periods of time.
Received October 18, 2006 - Published October 18, 2006
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