Seattle NBC affiliate KING5 has a short news segmentt about Suniya Luthar's presentation to Mercer Island parents last week. Nothing new in the broadcast, though it's always nice to see our school on TV.
I wonder how they got the video clip of the student smoking marijuana? Did reporter Deborah Feldman ask around until she found a teenager willing to light up on camera? Was he hard to find? Will she (or anyone) help the kid get treatment or counseling? That sounds like a much more interesting story to me because it points to an inconsistency in the way we think about drugs, versus other vices, in schools. What if, instead of a pothead, the segment showed a kid shooting heroin? Or brandishing a gun or a bomb?