Teen suspended from school for “taking drugs” .. Her birth-control pill

On what planet????

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A teen in Fairfax County, Virginia has been given  two-week suspension and recommendation for expulsion for taking her prescription birth-control pill at school. If she had been caught high on LSD, heroin or another illegal drug, she found, she would have been suspended for five days.

Yes, taking drugs you aren’t actually prescribed is a bad thing. So is drug addiction and trafficking. But , to my mind, what is infinitely worse is failing to use the braincells God gave you in discerning the difference between a drug someone shouldn’t be taking and one they should.

Whatever mindless dronery drove the bureaucrat who accosted this young woman, they seem to have followed the well-trodden path of the school official who decides that kindergartners who hug a classmate are “sexually harassing” them; the principal who called the police over a student bringing a plastic butter knife to school because it was a “dangerous weapon”, and airport security who seize tweezers but allow Screwdrivers (seven inches or less in length)  and umbrellas to be carried on. (The fact is that a very effective weapon can be fashioned from a section of newspaper – something the FSA seems to have overlooked).

Where do you draw the line?

Is a child who uses an Epipen in danger of being suspended? What about teen who may need to take Nitroglycerin because they have a heart-condition?

Time for some common sense.

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