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It’s Time to Take Stock: Students, Stress, and Drugs

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Recent Adderall bust raises questions about school climate

Paikowski - Editorial Pic - ResizedBy Miranda Paikowski, Current Staff

Sometimes it’s tough to look in the mirror. When students choose to make poor decisions, it serves as an opportunity for the school district to reflect on its own culpability.

According to Superintendent Ted Neitzke, over 12 students at the West Bend High Schools have been part of an investigation dealing with self-medicating with Adderall. Some of these students illegally took the drug because they had heard about it from an older sibling, or had knowledge that one of their friends had access to Adderall. Many students who were involved, however, chose to engage in the activity as a way to deal with stress or to acquire an academic gain. Continue reading

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