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Attorneys General Say 'No to Drugs'

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Date Published
January 1987
13 pages
Statements by the attorneys general of 39 States focus on strategies for eliminating illicit drugs from schools.
The comments represented responses to a survey by the staff of 'School Safety,' the magazine of the National School Safety Center cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education. The survey aimed to identify effective school drug prevention programs and promote their exchange among State law enforcement officials. Their comments reflected concerns expressed by the public, who identified drugs as the biggest problem facing the Nation's schools in the 1986 Gallup poll on schools. Many recommended expansion of drug education and stricter enforcement of laws prohibiting the distribution of drugs near schools. One strategy is Project KIDS, a public information program in Ohio to urge students to call a toll-free hotline if they know of anyone selling drugs in their neighborhood or schools. Other proposals included the use of the Nations' military forces to patrol borders to shut off the supply of drugs from other nations, the doubling of existing maximum penalties for drug offenses, the use of media to represent drug abuse as both illegal and damaging, and the provision of an environment in which drugs are not needed for entertainment.

Date Published: January 1, 1987