Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy: Seventh Grader Suspended For Touching Aderall Pill

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A seventh grader who touched a prescription drug pill while at school has been suspended for a week because of her school’s interpretation of their zero-tolerance drug policy.

According to officials at River Valley Middle School in Jeffersonville, Indiana, student Rachel Greer violated their drug policy simply by holding Adderall, an ADHD drug, that a fellow student offered to her and placed in her hand. Despite declining the pill and returning it to her classmate, Greer was in “posession” of a drug and broke the rules, according to a school official.

TV station WAVE 3 interviewed Greer’s mother, who warned that her daughter’s punishment isn’t good policy. “We’re teaching our kids if you say no to drugs you’re going to get punished, it’s not right.”

School administrator Marty Bell told WHAS News that Rachel Greer violated school policy by simply being present. Bell faulted the teenager for putting out her hand:

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