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High School Suspends Student For “Smelling Like Drugs”

11 May

This one is pretty sick. A black teen was suspended from High School, because a teacher though her hand smelled of Marijuana. The School is supporting the suspension even though the girl tested clean on a Drug Test, and had no drugs in her possession!

High school suspends drug-free black teen for ‘drug possession’ — after sniffing her hand

A High school in Wake County, North Carolina has suspended a student for “drug possession”—even though she did not have any drugs on her and passed a drug test.

The reason given by Garner Magnet High School for suspending 15-year-old Jakaya Johnson was that a school resource officer smelled marijuana in the hallway and followed her into a classroom. An assistant principal then determined that her hand smelled like marijuana. How these two officials acquired their expertise in the scent is unclear. Johnson subsequently took a drug test which determined that she had no drugs whatsoever in her system

Johnson has been suspended and compelled to participate in a counseling program—to counsel her, presumably, for her lack of drug use.

While the school has stuck by its arbitrary decision, it has informed Johnson and her understandably furious mother that she can appeal the suspension through an incredibly complex process which places the burden of proof on her, even though she has already proved her innocence.

Like most other manifestations of bad drug policy, people of color are disproportionately affected by school suspensions and expulsions.

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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2 responses to “High School Suspends Student For “Smelling Like Drugs”

  1. lkeke35

    May 11, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    I wonder how much of their expertise in scenting marijuana comes from personal experience or was just pulled out of the butts where their heads are.

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    • btx3

      May 12, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      Pulled from their nether parts. There is no way to dodge a Marijuana drug test a couple of hours after a person has used. A few days, yeah – but not 2 hours.

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