Media Redmond High: Drug Free Since 2003!
posted by June 6 at 9:52 AMon
Today’s Seattle Times has a glowing profile of a baby-faced police officer who went undercover at Redmond High School. Matt Peringer dressed like a skate punk, hung out with the stoners, and bought pot, coke, and prescription drugs from students. Five kids were ultimately arrested—including a pair of twin brothers. As a result of their arrests, these five busted high school students may not be able to get student loans, go to college, etc.
But that’s a small price to pay if it means keeping Redmond High drug-free.
The Seattle Times doesn’t ask about it, but I have to assume Redmond High has been completely drug-free since those five hapless stoners were arrested in 2003. Otherwise you would have to argue that the police time and public resources poured into this investigation were wasted, and that Officer Peringer’s excellent adventure is just another example of the idiocy and futility of the War on Drugs. And unless Redmond High is drug-free, you would have to argue that the breathless, credulous piece in today’s Seattle Times is just another example of the mainstream media’s complicity in perpetuating the un-winnable, unjust War on Drugs.