Growing up in my circles as a teen was tough at times; I had respect for the drug dealers and gang bangers that would tell me to go home, or suggest that I not show up in a particular area at a particular time. I have seen my share of stuff; once, right after I was accepted on financial aid to a private school, I got off the hook when a few guys from the community asked for a ride from the mall; I had no clue they had drugs on them. When all was said and done, I appreciated how they defended me for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was cool how even bad guys looked after the good brothers in the world. I felt like I was modeling the right behavior for them, though I did not see many of them once I changed schools.
That is clearly not the case for Houston Independent School District. Read here:
In the past couple months, nine teachers from Houston area school districts and one custodian have been arrested on drug charges. Four of those employees, including the teachers who were arrested Friday, were taken into custody at Woodson Middle School. Read the rest here.