DISCUSSION FORUMS
MAIN MENU
Home
Help
Advanced Search
Recent Posts
Site Statistics
Who's Online
Forum Rules
Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
Community
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
Read
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
Graphics
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

ChristiansUnite
Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 21, 2024, 01:02:01 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Our Lord Jesus Christ loves you.
286864 Posts in 27569 Topics by 3790 Members
Latest Member: Goodwin
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  ChristiansUnite Forums
|-+  Theology
| |-+  Prophecy - Current Events (Moderator: admin)
| | |-+  Yearbook photos show students doing drugs
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Yearbook photos show students doing drugs  (Read 783 times)
Soldier4Christ
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 61008


One Nation Under God


View Profile
« on: May 22, 2007, 05:22:21 PM »

Yearbook photos show students doing drugs 
Parents outraged at images of smoking pot, using paraphernalia

JEFFERSON COUNTY - There are a number of things Karen Marshall does not like about her daughter's Conifer High School yearbook. Three pages in particular; pages 13, 33 and 71.

"On page 13, they have students smoking pot and using drug paraphernalia," she said. "I just don't want to see any more people get hurt or die and this book is actually helping towards the delinquency of minors."

It was just over a week ago that two Conifer students died when their Jeep rolled off the road.
The Colorado State Patrol believes drugs may have played a role in that crash.

Monday, the yearbook advisor, Amy McTague released a statement apologizing to the students, staff and community for the controversial images and quotes.

She says she discussed the photos at length with her editor and they agreed that some of the elements are completely inappropriate. She goes on to say "these issues detract from the many wonderful things that are included in the book."

Photos on three pages of the book show teens smoking marijuana, drinking and proudly displaying their minor in possession citations.

"There are some things in the yearbook I don't feel like I can defend," Conifer High Principal Pat Termin said, adding some parts of the book crossed the line.

"We didn't do the right thing in some of the activities we portrayed," she said. "I'm certainly not oblivious to messages here that we have this section in the yearbook that some students believe it was important for them to illuminate. I think it's an issue the community needs to examine."

"I don't think it's that big of a deal," said freshman Drew Daughtry. "There are drugs wherever you go. They were just trying to show what really happens with students. It's part of their life."

Marshall says that might be, but as a parent, she wants positive activities highlighted, not the other way around.

"This book represents everyone, not just the drug addicts at Conifer High School," she said.

The school says it will refund the parents who want to return the book and fix the captions on the books the families want to keep.

According to school administrators, it's too early to say if McTague will be disciplined. They say she has a great record with the school and has produced at least six amazing yearbooks.

Logged

Joh 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Soldier4Christ
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 61008


One Nation Under God


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 05:28:31 PM »

Yeah, let's encourage other students into these actions by glorifying the actions of these students that are doing these things. By placing photos of them in the act is doing just that. Those pictures are evidence of illicit acts and those involved should be investigated and charged accordingly. The person responsible for this year book should also be punished for not making appropriate reports on it.

Logged

Joh 9:4  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
Faithin1
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 730



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 01:24:50 PM »

Yeah, let's encourage other students into these actions by glorifying the actions of these students that are doing these things. By placing photos of them in the act is doing just that. Those pictures are evidence of illicit acts and those involved should be investigated and charged accordingly. The person responsible for this year book should also be punished for not making appropriate reports on it.

Precisely.  Those pictures should not have been approved for publishing.  Unfortunately, it appears that 'anything goes.'  Another example of the consequences of the removal of God from schools.
Logged

Heb. 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

Powered by SMF 1.1 RC2 | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media