Our Tax Dollars At Work. And people wonder why parents choose to homeschool their kids…
A local woman went ‘through the roof’ when a deputy took his anti-drug message to high school.She says he showed students how to make methamphetamines, and she has the video to prove it.Grays Harbor County sheriff’s deputy shows class, “And the reaction will start occurring down there and start bubbling up.”
It is part chemistry class and part drug enforcement as a member of the Grays Harbor drug task force talks to Elma High School students about making Methamphetamine. Deputy shows class: “Then you’ll have a little bit down at the bottom, the white stuff, and that’s your meth.”
Yep, that’s YOUR meth. Close your eyes. Can’t you just picture the kids in class that day…furiously taking notes…ready to stop by Walmart on the way home to pick up their bucket, their home cleaning products, and their pseudoephedrine.
Perfect, just perfect.
One parent considers it a recipe for disaster.
“I was really upset when my daughter had come home and said ‘mom we learned how to make meth today in school,’ ” said parent Teresa McCutcheon. “My jaw just kind of dropped and I said, ‘what?’ “
A completely normal response, by the way. Any less of a reaction and I’d be calling CPS.
Teresa McCutcheon found it hard to believe what her daughter was telling her. She wanted to see for herself, so she demanded and got a videotape of that class.
Back when I was in school, there was no class being videotaped, so this is a new thing to me. How often are classes recorded? Is there some kind of mandated video archiving going on or is it the choice of the school? If you know, let me know.
The McCutcheons say it’s one thing to learn about the dangers of meth and how to spot a meth lab. It is another thing to show kids how it’s made.
“I think it’s a good thing to be educated about it, but it’s bad if they’re teaching you how to do it,” said high school freshman Christene McCutcheon.
We showed the same video to Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott. He says it’s the same demonstration the drug task force has been putting on for several years, but they’ll review it.
Oh great – for years they’ve been doing this and the little kiddies have been diligently learning their craft.
“We talk about how methamphetamine is manufactured. I think there’s a big difference between ‘how’ it is manufactured and ‘how to’ manufacture it,” Scott said.
Yeah, one word. Big difference.
Christene is asked, “So you think you learned how to make methamphetamines because of this demonstration?” Christene answered, “Yes. I just don’t know how to mix it all together.”
Scott says, “We’ll look at this, but we stand pretty firm in that this is an educational tool. The schools have been very receptive to it in years passed.”
In other words, even though you’ve complained Ms. McCutheon, we’re going to continue teaching this crap. That’s why people homeschool, so they can control the type of education their children receive.
UPDATE: December 4, 2007 – another teacher, another meth cooking class.