Students and teachers fed up with fire alarms going off


Valerie Carrillo

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Teenagers smoking has been a source of contention in high schools. On school
property. Instead of going through clear air throughout the hallways, you smell something skunk-like,
and it simply reeks.

In today’s world, drugs have had such a negative impact on children. Several studies have
established and verified that substances like nicotine have effects on the human brain and body.
Nicotine, popularly known as “Nic,” is a stimulant substance that speeds up the transmission of
messages between the brain and the body. It is the primary psychoactive component of tobacco
products. Although nicotine is not the only substance hurting children today.

Marijuana, popularly known as “weed,” is a popular substance among kids nowadays.
Marijuana use can lead to the development of a marijuana use disorder, which can progress to
addiction in severe situations. According to recent studies, 30 percent of marijuana users may have a
marijuana use disorder. People who start smoking marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven
times more likely than adults to have a marijuana use disorder.

Not only are kids ready to get weed in their system, but others are also anxious to make money
at a young age, and instead of getting a job, they make “Easy Money” by selling accessible weed and nics
to students on campus. Students must have a daily pass to enter the school grounds in order for staff to
know who has been vaccinated and who has been tested for COVID-19.

The school day at Hollywood Senior High School begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m.
“Students” progress from selling drugs during school hours to using them. Students are to be taking
finals during class, and teachers are giving their final lesson for the semester during school hours, when
students are meant to be studying.

Today’s concern at Hollywood Senior High is that students are not only consuming drugs, but
they are also consuming them on school grounds, while they are meant to be in class learning. Though
HHS staff and students are perplexed as to why they are doing this, the primary and important
question is from whom and where they are obtaining it.

HHS personnel have been investigating, and there is a report that “students,” or those who do
not even attend HHS, are slipping onto the sheik campus to make “Easy Money.”

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