Pubdate: Tue, 09 Dec 2003
Source: Post and Courier, The (Charleston, SC)
Copyright: 2003 Evening Post Publishing Co.
Author: Megan Noe, Braxton Norvell
Bookmark: ( Students - United States)


In response to the drug raid at Stratford High School, we would have to say 
we are against the way the police went about it. As students at Stratford 
and by no means criminals, we are a little upset.

We are not traumatized by the incident, but a little disappointed by the 
procedure the police followed. Was the raid necessary? Maybe, but it could 
have been gone about in a different way.

Police say they were targeting certain kids who exhibited suspicious 
behavior on the surveillance cameras days before. Why were these students 
not simply taken out of class and searched then? This entire situation 
could have been avoided by simply doing that.

We do not feel that Mr. McCrackin should be fired or dismissed. We do feel 
that he and the Goose Creek Police Department should simply explain 
themselves. After that, we can figure out what to do, but until then, 
people will continue to be upset and angered by the footage seen on the one 
surveillance camera. By the way, there is more than one camera in the main 
hall. Where are the other tapes?




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