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HeatherRocksMyBobbySocks
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Hi Sorry, I couldn't think of a better place to put this. I really want to hand out pamphlets about condoms and how to use them along with a condom at my school. It'd be done discretely, I'd probably slip them into lockers and leave little stacks in the bathrooms. It's a public high school. I'm curious if anyone knows if legally, I can get into any kind of trouble. Any info would be great
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Dzuunmod
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I would imagine that doing this could be illegal. It's school property, after all, and if you're doing something on it that they don't like, they have every right to stop you.

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BruinDan
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Sadly, yes, you can get into trouble for doing something like this. While I don't know the specific rules set forth by your school district, I do know that passing out condoms on school property without the express consent of the school district and local authority (city council or county supervisors) is an infraction. The punishment varies depending on what your local school board would decide, but legally you would be held responsible and probably fined. Expulsion and community service hours would be another option, as infractions do not generally incur punishments beyond that.

However, expulsion is pretty traumatic from what I am told. And people nationwide have been expelled for doing things as innocuous as what you'd like to do. So even though it may be a good thought, it's probably best not to mess with it. At least not under the current rules.

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lemming
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Of course, if you can get in good with some school officials or faculty, make some noise about the subject, and prove you know what you're talking about and your intentions are pure (you aren't a representative for Durex, are you? ) then maybe you can do it above ground.

Remember, having people in high places to back you up is more likely to end in success. Can you find a sympathetic counselor or principal?

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HeatherRocksMyBobbySocks
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Right now my school is currently trying to make me finish the school year at Opportunity School for constructive possession of a controlled substance.

So...once I'm done convincing them that they are quite mistaken (I've been doing darn good at it, I will say. On Tuesday we find out for sure if I can say, but the vice principal was very receptive to the idea of letting me stay), and once I convince the court that they are quite mistaken also (some law research tells me that they can't convict me of anything...I just have to prove to them that they can't), then I'll work on finding a sympathetic ear.

*laughs*


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Artanis
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You should probably go to the Aclu's website at www.aclu.org, they can give you some good info, also try Planed Parent hood, they should know hat is legal.
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somewhatanonymous
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the ruels and regulations of the public schools are so vauge and wide reaching they can do anything they like. If you hand out condoms and pamphlets they will likely try to stop you, if they try to prosicute you for the first offense it will likely be thrown out of court as they have no clear rules against such activity.

The people who run your schools are bastards who will do ANYTHING to cover their own asses. Their jobs depend on keeping all the conservative extreemists parents of your peer group happy. They will expel you, they will lie, they will prosicute you in a court of law, all just to make sure their asses are covered and no one can accuse them of knowingly exposing the children under thier care to a "harmful" environment.

If you want to try and buck the system you had better have the support of your parents, as well as the parents of several of your peers and your lawyer all picked out.

If there is someone who works at your school who you can trust to not rat you out to the principal you could try to talk to them about how to approach this undertaking.


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somewhatanonymous, I can't say that I completely disagree with some of your attitudes on personal grounds, but as far as posting at Scarleteen is concerned you may want to review this part of the Guidelines:

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You agree that you will not use this board to post any material which is knowingly false or defamatory, deliberately inaccurate, abusive, hateful, harassing, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.

Since what you said was more a general statement than a slander or a threat, I think you're sort of okay, but I'd watch it and read up on the Guidelines, okay?

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