Needs to happen

Bonne Terre, MO

#1 Jan 24, 2013
I think Dexter should have madatory and random drug testing of anyone who is in a club or plays any sport. Some of our most valuable players wouldn't be playing anymore guaranteed!
Correct

United States

#2 Jan 24, 2013
You are absolutely correct on that!!
Without a doubt!
Everything is allowed until they get caught or police is involved. It's a known fact that many of them drink and do drugs. Everyone turns their heads until police get involved.

Lets see if that same thing applies to the administration!
Really

Bonne Terre, MO

#3 Jan 24, 2013
Even when the police do get involved nothing happens. A group of kids were caught by the police on the high school parking lot drinking and went to jail. Their parents picked them up and 1 of the boys played in the football game the next week. What is wrong with our school district these days? The administration needs to do something, besides having affairs, getting restraining orders and divorces. They need to focus on the kids! I know for a fact one of the basketball/baseball players smokes weed all of the time and has been completely wasted and pulled out of cars on the high school parking lot, but he's an athlete so it will all be overlooked. Wow, great sports role model for the younger kids to look up to.
FTW

Malden, MO

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Really wrote:
Even when the police do get involved nothing happens. A group of kids were caught by the police on the high school parking lot drinking and went to jail. Their parents picked them up and 1 of the boys played in the football game the next week. What is wrong with our school district these days? The administration needs to do something, besides having affairs, getting restraining orders and divorces. They need to focus on the kids! I know for a fact one of the basketball/baseball players smokes weed all of the time and has been completely wasted and pulled out of cars on the high school parking lot, but he's an athlete so it will all be overlooked. Wow, great sports role model for the younger kids to look up to.
Actually, Chase did not play in any of the games for the rest of the season(There were only two left). sad part is, the School and the Coaching Staff condoned it by allowing for this player to still receive his Letter and to also receive an Award for lineman on the year. Here is where they should have said no, but, all they did was show the rest of the Athletes that you can go out, Drink Alcohol, get arrested and still be considered the best!

By the School Policy, Jordan Miller should not be playing Basketball right now, but I guess that got overlooked. He did not receive the mandatory 3.0 Credit hours this Semester and was booted off the Basketball team last Thursday and allowed to return on Friday by School Officials. Jordan is a GREAT Kid that has made mistakes, just like the others in this whole situation, but, how does a kid with all this going on still be allowed to continue in Sports when the others are not able to? They(School Officials) can say all they want, but, the students have blurted it all over the net what the school has done for him to be able to stay in sports program.

3 Students were released and a 4th was told that he would not be able to continue. out of the 4, the two that were allowed to return to their Sport or Squad was a Teacher's Daughter and one of The Basketball Team's top athletes. And their tweets all mention how they were happy to be able to return to finish their Senior Season!

The two that were not allowed to return are not a teacher's child or does not have allot of money to throw around. The main thing, they are not being allowed to return to finish their Senior Season, like Brook Duckworth and Jordan Miller are. Just does not seem fair nor legal, As a matter of fact, it is illegal and could jeopardize everything for the cheer leading squad and the basketball team's season if MSHAA are decide to come in and do a full out investigation into the eligibility of these students.

Where is the consistency in all of this? The Fairness?

Understand, I am not saying anything wrong about any of the 4 students involved in this situation, they are all great kids, they are just getting caught up in all the political bullshit that goes on in our school system and it is time for this to stop.

People need to really fight for the equality and fair treatment across the board for Student Athletes and the things the school will do to hurt their future. If it's "All or Nothing", then it needs to be that way across the board.

I will imagine that this post/thread will be removed, because it will expose some of the other horrible truths going on in our School District. they don't like people telling the truth on here.
Exactly

Bonne Terre, MO

#5 Jan 24, 2013
I completely agree with everything you have said. It is all true and extremely unfair and as you stated, it will be deleted bc you have exposed all of the truth. There is something wrong with our school system. If you live in Dexter, have the right last name, money or parents who work for the system you can do anything and will not be punished. These teenagers have "tweeted" everything that has happened, except that 2 were not allowed to complete their senior year. What is wrong with this picture?? Most of these kids are good students but 1 can be a bully and nothing has been done about that either. I'm really tired of the political side of the Dexter school system. Everyone should be treated fairly and equally.
Smart

Bonne Terre, MO

#6 Jan 24, 2013
I know at surrounding schools everyone that is in a club/organization or plays a sport has to submit to a drug test. After the initial test everyone's name goes into a bowl and they test them all randomly throughout the year. They have never had a student fail a drug test and have been to state in more than 1 sport. Dexter is afraid of drug testing bc they would lose some of their "star" athletes. What is more important? Losing your athletes or trying to stear them in the right direction/ early intervention? Obviously keeping their athletes is way more important because without them they may lose at something. Kinda funny because even with them, how long has it been since Dexter has been to state with these "stars"?
Reality

United States

#7 Jan 24, 2013
The reason they will not test them is because someone of the "higher stature" may fail a test and it will be embarrassing to the parents. Dexter is a town that is all about image!! Fake fake fake people trying to live up to a certain image.
I'm from that town and moved away. Piss on Dexter!
dexter guest

Kennett, MO

#8 Jan 24, 2013
It is a shame that just because some kids are teacher's children or star athletes they engage in such behavior and have no consequences to their actions, however, when one of the middle class students happens to make a bad choice, they are punished for months on end. My child has been punished for months now and is still being punished for one bad decision. The thing is, my child may not even have done what he/she has been accused of. There is NO video showing that my child did what the Assistant Principal and other children have accused him of and when I ask to see the video, the assistant principal makes a million excuses to what actually happened. My child said that they only said they did the things they were being accused of because the assistant principal was screaming and slammed a book down on the desk so hard that my child became frightened and said they were guilty out of fear! My child was removed from any extracurricular activities for the time they have been in trouble which has been 2 months now and every time I ask for a date on when my child can return to their activities, I am never given an ending date. I am fed up with this school system and how they are handling certain situations. Always favoritism! If my child were a star athlete or a teacher's daughter/son, would he have different rules and regulations than a middle class student. If so then I am obviously in the wrong profession!
Why

Bonne Terre, MO

#12 Jan 24, 2013
How did 2 of the kids end up with 3.0 when they had dropped something and were placed in study hall, which dropped them to 2.5? Why was Brad Wick placed on atheletic probabtion?
City slicker

United States

#13 Jan 24, 2013
This is one major positive about living in the city!
No one gives a damn who your daddy is, who your momma is, or who the hell you are! They don't care what you drive, where you live, or big your boat is. There are tons of millionaires and many billionaires so no need to be some fake wannabe trying to be a big fish in a little pond. These kids will go out into the REAL world and see how ignorant people really are in Dexter. Or they will come back and try to be somebody with daddy's small town money!
Saddle up kids...Dexter isn't reality!!
Would not Worry

Saint Peters, MO

#14 Jan 25, 2013
Needs to happen wrote:
I think Dexter should have madatory and random drug testing of anyone who is in a club or plays any sport. Some of our most valuable players wouldn't be playing anymore guaranteed!
Look at the records for the past year. How valuable are they?
well

Bonne Terre, MO

#15 Jan 25, 2013
Their records don't really matter. How long has it been since they have been to state?

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