High School 101 Drugs, Tobacco, and e-cigs Wednesday, August 20th, 5th period High School 101: Drugs • According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement, a drug is classified as: o a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man and animals, o other than food intoned to affect the structure or any function of the body of man and animals High School 101: Drugs and Tobacco • Drugs and Tobacco are strictly prohibited at Ashley Ridge and on any Dorchester District Two property • E-cigarettes are considered tobacco and are also prohibited High School 101: Drugs • Any student in possession (on his/her person, in his/her belongings, locker, car, etc.)of drugs will be recommended for expulsion • Any student in possession of drugs in any of these places will also be arrested by the School Resource Officers High School 101: Lookalikes • District policy states that “no students will market or distribute any substance which is represented to be or is substantially similar in color, shape, size or markings of a controlled substance in any of the circumstances listed above. Look-alike substances or substances that mimic the effect of drugs will be treated as illegal substances.” • You will still be recommended for expulsion for a look-alike drug High School 101: “Over the counter medication” • “Over the counter medication” is not permitted at Ashley Ridge o Examples include, but are not limited to: Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Ibuprofen, Nyquil/Dayquil, Allergy medication, etc. • Any medication that is necessary for a student must be turned into the nurse by a parent/guardian • Any medication found on a student (person, locker, car, etc.) will carry a consequence of out of school suspension, at the very minimum High School 101: Tobacco • Tobacco is not permitted on Ashley Ridge campus • Tobacco includes chewing tobacco (dip), cigarettes, and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) • These items will be confiscated if found • The consequence for the first offense is ISS • The consequence for the second and each sub sequential offense(s) is OSS High School 101: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs) • E-cigs are NOT considered an electronic device under the District Electronic Device policy • They are considered contraband • They will be treated as tobacco and will be confiscated • First Offense: ISS • 2nd Offense: OSS High School 101: Tobacco • Watch this short video clip on smoking • http://arhs.morning.ddtwo.org High School 101: Drugs, Tobacco, E-cigs • Follow the rules involving substances • Your life and your freedom depend on it!