Wednesday, August 6, 2014

1/3 of MCPS students say they’ve been offered or sold illegal drugs on school property

About one-third of Montgomery County students say they’ve been offered or sold illegal drugs on school property in the past year, according to results from the 2013 Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
The survey also asked them about cyberbullying, food and their weight.
While smaller samples of county students have taken the survey before, the 2013 results show for the first time data specific to Montgomery. County students have taken the survey in the past to contribute to statewide results.
A random sample of 12 high schools and 14 middle schoolsin Montgomery County Public Schools participated in the survey that took place in the spring of 2013 and allowed students to anonymously respond.
The state survey is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, according to a report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the 2013 results...
http://www.gazette.net/article/20140806/NEWS/140809544/1007/montgomery-county-student-survey-highlights-drugs-food-bullying&template=gazette

4 comments:

  1. This is a frightening statistic. I wonder if there are data about these issues from the private schools. It strikes me that the monies spent on cybercivility would be better spent on stopping the drug trade in the schools.

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  2. This is an open secret.

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  3. It's a well known fact that MCPS tends to look the other way, when it comes to drugs at school.

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  4. It's okay, Starr gave Gallup almost a million dollars to survey the students to see if they have "hope".

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