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April 16, 2008

The Sharpie: A Dangerous Gateway Drug

Filed under: Drugs,Justice/Law,Weirdos and Hippies — Psycheout @ 6:24 pm
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SharpieIt’s rare that I find good cause to praise anything that secular humanist public schools do, but in this case a school might just have saved lives.  So a round of applause is certainly in order.

Adams School District 50 is defending its decision to punish a third grader for sniffing a Sharpie marker.

In druggie circles, the practice is called “huffing.”  It’s where common household chemicals and even marking pen fumes are concentrated and inhaled.  It can lead to intoxication, nausea, euphoria, vomiting and even masturbation or death.

Harris used a black Sharpie marker to color a small area on the sleeve of his sweatshirt. A teacher sent him to the principal when she noticed him smelling the marker and his clothing.

“It smelled good,” Harris said. “They told me that’s wrong.”

Well no kidding, you stupid kid!  It can destroy your life if not your brain.  Idiot!

Huffers start getting their kicks from marking pens, but soon move on to pouring chemicals such as paint or insecticide or even gasoline into paper bags and inhaling the fumes.  If your kid comes out of the garage looking guilty or confused with paint all around his mouth, you probably have a huffer on your hands.  Get him to treatment immediately, otherwise he’ll likely move on to more dangerous drugs like crack, heroin or even marijuana, the devil’s drug of choice.

“This is really, really, seriously dangerous,” Benisch said.

In his letter suspending the child, Benisch wrote that smelling the marker fumes could cause the boy to “become intoxicated.”

School is no place to be intoxicated or to huff dangerous mind-altering chemicals.  That goes for students as well as teachers.

The principal did the right thing here by throwing the book at this little criminal.  And the quick and forceful action by the school may well deter other potential druggies from going down the same road.  Only losers use drugs.  Winners turn them in.

If your parents, siblings, friends or neighbors are suspected by you of using drugs, you should turn them into the local police and get a reward.  It’s the right thing to do and can be profitable.  And you just might save some lives through your vigilance.

Be a winner and turn criminals into the authorities.

Addendum: Note that in the “Sharpie” ad shown above that the manufacturers know what their product is really used for.  The ad copy encourages users to “Go MENTAL,” a not so subtle reference to huffing the fumes to get high.  Shameless, aren’t they?

— Psycheout


  1. “and even masturbation or death.”
    I’ll take option A, please.

    You know, you’re throwing the book AT A [lov]1NG THIRD GRADER. And you wonder why people think know the Religious Right are a bunch of nutcases.

    [Admin: We don’t allow that kind of gutter language here, EB. This is not Democrat Underground. You are well aware of the rules. Don’t do it again.]

    Comment by Elephant Bones — April 16, 2008 @ 8:14 pm | Reply

  2. Protip: Most kids don’t know that inhaling markers has an effect on the brain. Most of my classmates and friends didn’t know until junior high. Did anyone do it often? No.

    Comment by Dio Brando — April 16, 2008 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

  3. Kids are learning about drugs and sex at a younger and younger age these days. Is that the fault of conservatives? NO!

    Don’t you get it, Dio? Get your lieberal head out of the DemocRAT sand. The truth will set you free.

    Comment by Psycheout — April 16, 2008 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  4. Kids are learning about drugs and sex at a younger and younger age these days. Is that the fault of conservatives? NO!

    You do know a lot of the Viagra(or similar drug) ads are supported by aging Republicans, right? Guess what those ads talk about?

    It’s everyone’s fault(mostly parents). But you know, the Bible sure does contain a lot of sex.

    Don’t you get it, Dio? Get your lieberal head out of the DemocRAT sand. The truth will set you free.

    Stop kidnapping toddlers and having sex with them, first.

    P.S.: I’m not a democrat. You are a pedophile. Both of these are true.

    Comment by Dio Brando — April 17, 2008 @ 12:02 am | Reply

  5. Sharpies, just like everything else, can be used for good or evil. This is why parents need to point out to their kids that little label on Sharpies, glue, and household cleaners that says, “DELIBERATE MISUSE OF THE CONTENTS BY CONCENTRATING AND INHALING THE FUMES CAN BE HARMFUL OR FATAL.” If a child starts “huffing,” parents should remove the offending item from the child’s reach. Parental support can help prevent a lot of these incidents, and protect our nation’s children from brain damage or death by “huffing.”

    Comment by L — April 17, 2008 @ 9:43 am | Reply

  6. [Admin: We don’t allow that kind of gutter language here, EB. This is not Democrat Underground. You are well aware of the rules. Don’t do it again.]

    Let me translate this for you all.


    Comment by eBaums Fag — April 17, 2008 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  7. “[Admin: We don’t allow that kind of gutter language here, EB. This is not Democrat Underground. You are well aware of the rules. Don’t do it again.]” Talk about a double standard were you talk in graphic detail about sex and show sexually explicit pictures on a weekly basis so you kind sir are a hypocrite.

    Comment by CammmanFia — April 19, 2008 @ 12:18 pm | Reply

  8. There are several other objects that must be kept away from those younger than 13 at all costs. Glue, for instance, should not be allowed in elementary schools. Many children eat glue and sniff it, and end up as braindead pedophiles. Anyone who decides to distribute Elmer’s (or any other brand) glue in elementary schools should be executed. Children also need to be beaten harder than what they are at present; I recommend we use a 100V Tesla as punishment, since paddles require the usage of biceps, something principals shouldn’t have to worry about at all.

    I respectfully have to disagree with you about the evilness of the Sharpie company, however. Sharpies have long been distributed by the pious NASCAR firms, and I don’t think we should assault companies that ultimately help piousness.

    Psycheout, I’m glad to see that you’re keeping B4B alive and well. I’d love to help, but I am at present working on a project that spreads the evils inherent in hopscotch, and recruiting members takes a long time.

    Comment by bobcorker — April 19, 2008 @ 2:24 pm | Reply

  9. This makes me sick. Shame on ALL of you! Your acting like spoiled rotten little children who scream when they don’t get their way! You people make me sick. You have NO clue how foolish you sound! It’s JUST a marker! So the kid didn’t know it was bad for him, BIG deal! Tons of people still don’t know smoking is bad for them, or drinking. If you people put half as much energy you put into punishing this little boy into helping children then you’d probably get named a Saint by the Pope himself!
    Shame, shame, shame! Leave the little boy alone. He’s in 3rd GRADE! I bet he still pees his bed! I’m ATHEIST and a DEMOCRATIC. But, NEVER in my life have I even touched a cigarette, a bottle of any type of liquor, or a single drug that wasn’t the prescribed amount set to ME personally by a licensed doctor! All of you are being spoiled little children, and not even nice children!
    You make anything DIFFERENT or UNIQUE seem wrong and want to burn it at the stake! Leave the boy alone, let him be a child. Children make mistakes, it’s how they learn. Just like how you tell a child a stove is hot, but they touch it anyway, it burns them, and after that they never touch it again.
    I know that some of you are going to say that I’m a ‘whore’ and ‘Satan spawn’. Here is the real deal, I’m 16, I’ve NEVER let a man touch me in a place that is covered by clothing on a regular basis, my doctors are all women, and even the doctor that brought me into this world was a female! I’m a virgin in every single way! And no, I’m not a lesbian, I have a perfectly wonderful relationship with a boyfriend who respects me and loves me. I’m not ‘Satan spawn’ simply because, I don’t believe in this ‘Satan’. I didn’t even believe in Santa Claus when I was younger. I am perfectly respectable. I know who I am, and I love who I am. No one can tell me to be anyone but me. No matter HOW hard the religious people in my life have tried.
    The talk of not having glue as well as Sharpies… just… WOW. If schools did that they’d be murdering an entire generation of artists. Humans would lose their creativity… and then other characteristics that make them human would follow. And we would cease to be the intelligent sentient beings that we are.
    Though I doubt you actually want creative people. You want sheep. People ARE NOT sheep. They are human beings. Capable of more than almost any other creature on the planet. And I hope you come to realize this before your own children hate you and move away.

    Comment by Lamia — April 20, 2008 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  10. wow… no offense to the person that wrote this but that was definitely bs… sharpies leading to stronger drugs.. this person was obviously high when writing this, if they were actually being serious.

    Comment by tourek — April 21, 2008 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  11. Bob, your last comment here makes even less sense than usual. One cannot help but wonder if the real reason you want glue kept away from children is so you can have all those precious fumes for yourself. If they are used in a well-ventilated area, and adults supervise children to make sure they aren’t misusing them instead of just ignoring the kids and letting them huff, glue and markers are totally harmless.

    But why go after dangerous drugs that have no practical use, like cocaine, when you can eviscerate every children’s art class ever, by attacking glue and marker companies?

    And Lamia, I agree with you, except for the part about people not being sheep. I personally am not a sheep, but I’m related to quite a few of them myself. The existence of 700 Club bumper stickers and the people that buy them prove that there are sheeple in the world.

    And for the record, I have no history of substance abuse either. I have enough self-control issues sober to add to them by getting intoxicated.

    Again, Lamia, you and I have the potential to become great friends. I only ask that you respect my religion (Stregheria) just as I respect your lack thereof.

    Comment by L — April 23, 2008 @ 7:17 am | Reply

  12. “Many children eat glue and sniff it, and end up as braindead pedophiles.”

    So are we to assume you got the way you are by sniffing glue?

    Comment by Arn — April 23, 2008 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  13. ok look I just have to say this marijuana certainly isn’t the worst drug out there… hello look at the facts cocaine, huffing, heroin, LSD, ecstasy, TOBACCO
    all kills a lot more than marijuana. Just getting that out there.

    Comment by ehhh — April 23, 2008 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

    • yes who ever wrote this shit is retarded weed is the least wrst drug out there

      Comment by johny — January 11, 2013 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  14. Yo yo dogs. I was all up in that sharpie stuff and then you know I gots real upset yall know cause I heard that when yalls sniff that stuff yalls get them stuff up in yo head called eh brain cells or something well they get destroyed dog! Its crrrraaaaazy. So I definately aint sniffin nothin no more because I want to go to college, get a job and a wife, and help my society out. Its my turn to help out! You can do it too! Just dont sniff sharpies and your on your way to helping out dogs!

    Comment by Tostito — April 25, 2008 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  15. Ok I have had alot of fun with that comment. But Im going to have to ruin the fun for now because Ive just noticed something that I cant leave alone. This statement has bothered me and I cant have my question go unanswered. How does inhalence cause me to have the urge to masturbate? And how is that wrong? Ok ok I see how some people may have worries when they hear Oh my look that boys masturbatin! But see in my society not only is masturbation seen as a pleasure but its also seen as a wonderful form of excercise. Ive lost alot of calories with this hand right here.

    Comment by Tostito — April 25, 2008 @ 9:11 am | Reply

  16. Oh nevermind guys. I see now this is a conservative site. Makes sense now. So who wants to party eh? A little this a little that? Hell we could even beat our bishop if we get enough sharpies!

    Comment by Tostito — April 25, 2008 @ 9:14 am | Reply

  17. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD I use to love sniffin those sharpies… then my best friend died from it so I started layin off it, weed is a much safer alternative. You welcome me to the world of the savior and i welcome you to the world of bohemia CHEK YA LATER

    Comment by a young reefer — April 27, 2008 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  18. L~
    I’d be glad to have you as a friend.
    I respect every religion that doesn’t tell they’re followers to invade other’s rights or discriminate due to race, religion, gender, morals, or sexual preference.

    Comment by Lamia — June 7, 2008 @ 5:13 pm | Reply

  19. hahaha wow. you make it seem like heroin is a better alternative then marijuana is. heroin and crack cocaine are much worse and much more addictive drugs then marijuana could ever be. it’s not the devils drug of choice at all. and masturbation? you make it seem like a choice worse then dying.

    get your head out of your ass man.
    fucking moron.

    Comment by snowflake420 — December 30, 2008 @ 10:34 am | Reply

  20. jesus people, i cant believe half the people writing these comments don’t understand sarcasm.
    especially lamia’s rant (???)
    the author of this article is probably pissing his pants in laughter

    Comment by voice of reason — January 17, 2009 @ 7:55 pm | Reply


    anyways, why is marijuana the devil’s drug to you? Considering all of the legal drugs out there, marijuana is pretty safe compared to them.

    Comment by dohdot — January 22, 2009 @ 8:15 pm | Reply

  22. my friend wrote she was here on tape in sharpie and stuk it on my face i smelled it and i told my other friend at home that i killed a brain cell im like wow i have plenty more left if u want u can borrow some and she said that her friend once said that if u smell sharpie u can die soshe started sniffing it then she said im dying lol sry that was dumb just felt i had 2 share it

    Comment by ciara william — February 25, 2009 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  23. im sniffing sharpies i regret doing this can the doctor still know if id stopped
    help me because im really scared!

    Comment by Silla! — March 24, 2009 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

    That kid is in 3rd grade and liked the ‘scent’ of sharpie, me too, he wasnt ‘huffing them.’

    Now I’m not defending huffing in any way, it is extremely dangerous, but I don’t believe this kid was ‘huffing’ just enjoying a scent. Gasoline smells good to most people, but they don’t huff it.

    When you say:
    “He’ll likely move on to more dangerous drugs like crack, heroin or even marijuana, the devil’s drug of choice.”

    You’re implying that Marijuana is more dangerous than Crack or Heroin?
    You stupid fuck…..You are also taking a stupid argument towards religion by saying that Marijuana is the devil’s drug of choice.

    Think about what you post here, plz

    Comment by Frozen Lotus — August 5, 2009 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  25. or even marijuana, the devil’s drug of choice… In the first chapters of Genesis God made all the plants and animals. Are you saying that the devil has the capacity for creation that God does? If so how do you know God is good and Satan is evil? You sir need your ass kicked. Not to mention the way you smite some 3rd grader. Magic markers have an intriguing scent to them, many people think it smells good. I swear man, someone should kick your ass.

    Comment by barry — September 13, 2009 @ 12:08 am | Reply

  26. Bobcorker has to be my favorite troll of this comment section. Brilliance.

    Oh, and Psycheout, if you’re trolling, it’s the best trolling I’ve seen in years. If you’re vigilant about this stance, then all I can say is wow. Get your priorities straight. I’m not going to preach about MY beliefs (GREEK MYTHOLOGY FTW) but kids don’t know that things can kill their brain cells. And some adults (*subtly points in your general direction while avoiding eye contact*) like to link to articles that disprove their point. If you read the whole article, you’ll see a testimonial from a toxicologist–someone QUALIFIED to decide how serious this child’s incident really was–that Sharpies aren’t harmful.

    Just… stop thinking that your beliefs make you right all the time. We have to stop ignorance. Jesus Christ was a story based off of Hercules–one of MY faith’s demigods. DEMIGODS. One of Zeus’ infidelities. Not some Disney movie thing. Your Jesus was based off of a child conceived out of wedlock. Chew on it.

    Comment by Chelsea — October 11, 2009 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  27. fuck that i chose free you fucking asshole…..its my decision and my responsibility…fuck bush…and fuck jesus

    Comment by bushasshole — November 24, 2009 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

  28. wow u are gay marijuana is the fuking most healthy high out there and its not even a drug its plant

    Comment by jjj — January 27, 2010 @ 7:06 pm | Reply

  29. Hey yo dawg i heard you like drugs so we took drugs and put it in your drugs so you can do drugs while your doing drugs.

    Comment by Ice^3 — February 8, 2010 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  30. Hey yo psycheout ima let you finish but bobcorker had the best sarcastic post of all time.

    Comment by Conservative Rappers Anon — February 8, 2010 @ 1:53 am | Reply

  31. This is a cliche satire….work harder

    Comment by Nathan T — February 11, 2010 @ 3:05 pm | Reply

  32. i dont know if this article is serious or not because thats just ridiculous if it is, im christian and by no means am i that fuckin crazy

    Comment by gratat — February 11, 2010 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  33. Are you kidding me dude, marijuana the devil’s drug, get off of Reagans dick and join us in 2010… 0 is the number of total deaths due directly to marijuana use, do some reading pal, better yet light up an L and remove your brain from your ass.

    – a concerned american

    Comment by Joe Schmoe — February 11, 2010 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  34. Or even marijuana? Marijuana is one of the LEAST harmful drugs in the world, far less harmful than huffing. Get your facts straight.

    Also about the previous comment about glue, you must be retarded if you think elmers glue has any effect on the human body. It is called non-toxic for a reason.

    As for the child, big deal, not like he had any idea it was bad for him. He should not be punished, but simply properly informed. Also, what is he supposed to assume with all these scented markers on the market? obviously those put the idea that smelling markers is ok into childrens heads.

    Comment by DJ BludLust — February 11, 2010 @ 7:53 pm | Reply

  35. fuck you faggot

    Comment by suck my dick — February 11, 2010 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  36. …wait. Is this a serious site? I thought that was like some kind of a sarcastic blog…

    Comment by Jack Mehoff — February 11, 2010 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  37. Is this satire? I find it hard to believe that anyone can seriously encourage punishing an 8 year old for something he didn’t know was wrong, call marijuana “the devil’s drug,” equate masturbation with death, and conclude that huffing can cause masturbation?

    What on earth would make you assume an 8 year old knows anything about “huffing”? Yes, the fumes can make you light-headed, but Sharpies do smell good, and he probably genuinely just enjoyed the smell. 8 year olds have been known to do much weirder things.

    Comment by Courtney — February 12, 2010 @ 12:26 am | Reply

  38. You really are an idiot. There is no other way to justify this kind of punishment. The funniest part is that what is needed is for that child to EDUCATED about what he did wrong and why (and he is in a school, where education was the last thing on the minds of the punishers……and idiots), and he needs to now be monitered to see if he a. learned his lesson and b. does it again or displays further signs of needing HELP (that is the other response that is actually acceptable to a child doing drugs……..get them HELP). I am so tired of small minded conservatives thinking that the best approach to everything that they don’t like or understand is persecution without any kind of thought, compassion, education, information or understanding. Hope you never need to have your actions considered in a ‘no tolerence’ situation…….you’ll bitch louder than the rest. Those who judge the most generally whine the loudest when its their turn.

    Comment by charles — February 12, 2010 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  39. You people are seriously whacked, and not in a good enjoyable way like masturbation. While I agree that drugs are hurting everybody scaring a child does not cause anything but resentment. Crack, heroin, and the devil’s drug. Well the first two Crack and Heroin are drugs and seriously bad drugs. The third is a plant, it can not be classified a drug because it has not been refined. Get your info right, get off your high horse and get real, you and your type are the ones responsible for teenage pregnancy, and the mounting drug problem, while all the time saying your not. if you want proof ask your kids.

    Comment by W. Thomas Stark Jr. — February 12, 2010 @ 10:59 am | Reply

  40. This is satire right? I mean, I thought it was, but then I saw “nominated best conservative blog”.
    Aren’t conservatives in favor of throwing every reefer mad doper scum in jail?

    Comment by Shane — March 9, 2010 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

  41. U are seriously the biggest jackass I know. In Genesis 1:29 the bible says that God put forth all herb bearing plants as meat. Meat would be figurative for consumption. Marijuana, with no record of fatalities, is an herb and a healing plant. Psycheout, u are a fucking idiot.

    Comment by ihateidiots — April 29, 2010 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  42. Dude, did YOU decide marijuana is the devil’s drug of choice? And, are you actually equating masturbation with death? So, huffing chemicals might cause someone to masturbate? Can you cite your sources? That graphic of you with the American flag reminds me of a mortgage loan peddler. Stop judging people and hiding it behind a veil of good citizenship. Just because your own personal interpretation of scripture has been backed up by your Baptist Mormon Extremist preacher doesn’t mean that either of you truly have a clue. Clearly neither does. And may God have mercy on your soul.

    Comment by John — May 12, 2010 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  43. Did you really just call marijuana the devils drug of choice over heroin?.. It baffles me when people who have no knowledge of drugs or their effects whatsoever write articles like this. While huffing is dangerous and especially for young kids, statements like only losers use drugs only prove your foolishness. You’re calling multiple U.S. presidents losers because many smoked marijuana as well as brilliant thinkers such as Carl Sagan. You are being a follower by believing everything anyone says about drugs, get an opinion of your own.

    Comment by Cody — June 20, 2010 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

  44. you are an idiot, specifically the dumb person who posted this, Psycheout, because you are a brainwashed member of america. All of you have absolutly no idea what you are talking about, yet you need to continually project your lack of knowledge on others using petty insults according to “political parties?” what are all of you even talking about? before you all go about hating eachother and drugs, do a little research… Real, unbiased research, not some dumb government paid website. All of you with massive egos and massive insecurities, please learn to not be so stupid. This article is the epitome of idiocracy and a complete and total lack of legitamite information. PLEASE learn to not suck at life. peace out……. if you want unbiased information, including experience reports of BOTH GOOD AND BAD, go to ” ” ….. do a little research and mabye actually formulate an opinion of your own, instead of just vommiting up information

    Comment by TheOnlySmartPeron — June 21, 2010 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  45. If these idiot commenters had their way, every child would have a marking pen lodged in his brain. Just because you’ve ruined your brains on office supplies doesn’t mean you have to bring all of America’s future down with you. I’m amazed you can still operate a keyboard (although your spelling suggests maybe that’s about to go, too). Put down the whiteout, hippies.

    Your vision of America has every child sounding like the boys on that “Bebus and B*ttface” program that America rejected years ago.

    Comment by Common Sense Conservative — June 22, 2010 @ 1:24 am | Reply

  46. I actually didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read this drivel …. Imagine …. huffing can lead to intoxication, euphoria, MASTURBATION and even DEATH! Omigosh. Awful. Huffing is an aphrodesiac, I suppose. And marihuana … the “devil’s drug” ….. worse than heroin or crack even. Good grief. We’re in deep trouble here. That 3rd grader is doomed to a whacked out life of euphoria and masturbation …

    I’m just relieved that this is some idiot’s blog and not some government report. That snazzy photo superimposed on the American flag momentarily scared me. Whew.

    Comment by Kalanimalie — October 2, 2010 @ 6:00 am | Reply

  47. “Common Sense Conservative”? That’s an oxymoron. This hater is probably hosting a closet full of skeletons. They almost always are. I was looking for scientifically based information. You won’t see that here. Sharpies may cause masturbation or death? Marijuana worse than heroin or crack? God help your children. Please just stay away from mine.

    Comment by Realist — October 19, 2010 @ 10:18 am | Reply

  48. You people disgust me.

    He was in THIRD grade. How was he supposed to know what he was doing? How about instead of SUSPENDING HIM, you simply tell him that doing that is bad? He’s, what, 8 or 9? When YOU were 8 or 9 did YOU know about ‘huffing’ or drugs or anything? The only drug I knew of were cigarettes, I didn’t know a Sharpie could possibly kill you, I wasn’t aware that you could get high off household items. Yeah, I’ve sniffed a marker, was I trying to get high? No, I was a KID, I didn’t know what I was doing. I knew that I liked the smell, I didn’t know I could get hurt from doing it.

    Now I know the dangers, and I think of how lucky I am that I never got high from markers or anything like that.

    Maybe if you people would realize that not EVERYONE knows every danger in the world then you could TELL them those dangers and make a difference, instead of just making a douche of yourself. I bet that little boy would be better off if someone simply sat him down and told him, “Doing this is bad for you, the fumes from the Sharpie can hurt your brain.” Then he know, he wouldn’t do it, he would tell his friends, they wouldn’t do it, it’s a domino effect for the greater good!

    Comment by Skits — November 21, 2010 @ 11:46 am | Reply

  49. You are an idiot.

    Comment by Interested Citizen — March 2, 2011 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

  50. This is probably the most biased, over exaggerated web article I have ever read. It really is sad when Shit gets blown out of proportion, yes drugs are bad, but comparing marijuana to crack and heroin!? Seriously people, what is wrong with our society? While heroin and crack are horrible drugs, a kid messing with a sharpie is not a “gateway drug”. If you really want to look at a “gateway drug” just go to your local store anywhere and pick yourself up any type of alchohol. Marijuana, while illegal and a drug that will kill brain cells, and is also not beneficial to health, there is no right to classify sharpies or marijuana to crack, heroin, or any other drugs. It is a drug, and it is detrimental, but it also has a very many positive uses in medicine, and cultures around the world. Alcohol itself is a bigger gateway drug than sharpies or marijuana, how many people have died bc of drunk drivers? How many people have abused their families, destroyed families, or even caused themselves or others harm from alcohol? I have witnessed plenty of times at parties where someone who normally doesn’t do drugs, is offered, and because they are drunk, accept it. This is certainly not the case everywhere, or with everyone, but before you go condemning a third grader for something he probably didn’t know, and even of he did know, was experimenting with. Not one of us can say we’ve never tried something, or wanted to try something, just to “see what it was like” In the end it is good that the stundent was repremanded and punished for his actions. It will teach him a lesson, but before we can understand what is right, we must first know the opposite side of the spectrum, which in turn is wrong doing. For if we did not have a negative to compare to, there would be no positive.

    Comment by Dalton — April 7, 2011 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  51. I lolllllled so hard when it said, “go from huffing paint thinner to more dangerous drugs like crack, heroin, or even marijuana” hahahha WTF??? if anything, the order of danger would be:
    #1 Heroin
    #2 Crack
    #3 Huffing
    and marijuana shouldn’t even be associated with those drugs because they are all synthesized, whereas marijuana is simply grown, and does not cause even close to the same amount of damage as all those others. This whole article makes the entire republican party look retarded. And I’m not a trolling democrat either, I’m just pointing out how ignorant you sound.

    Comment by get real — June 17, 2011 @ 1:13 am | Reply

  52. They have cures for erectile dysfunction, you know? I promise once your wedding tackle is working you won’t walk around so angry at everything that isn’t a rich white man anymore.

    Comment by terry — October 10, 2011 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  53. You like throwing books at kids? I wanna see what kind of a mark a Quran leaves on your forehead. It’s people like you that are the reason Christianity is dying as a religion in the western world. People who have the nerve to call an 8 year old a criminal. I’m pretty sure libel is a crime too, which is what this article is. I do NOT disagree with the decision the school made, i feel that they were right to stop this young man from becoming an addict to a substance without even knowing, but thats just it, HE DIDN’T KNOW. You’re the true criminal, you know that the ideas you put into their heads shape who they are. You know you are corrupting todays youth. Its people like you that are the reason teen pregnancy rates have gone up, because you would rather have youre kids not know sex exists rather then helping them protect themselves. Sheilding youre children from serious issues doesnt make them go away, it just makes them unable to make smart decisions when those situations arise.

    By the way i smoke alot of weed please send me to jail, thats just what i need to kick the habit, a healthy dose of beatings and rape.

    Comment by Taylor Larmondin — February 2, 2012 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  54. Lmfao, I love how it says “crack, heroin, or even marijuana” acting like weed is bad. Hahaha even a fool knows weed is safer than sex.

    Comment by Aaron — August 21, 2012 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  55. Best troll ever.

    Comment by lolfag — October 16, 2012 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  56. Omg so sad that no one picked up that this is a sarcastic article xD

    Comment by Bmulls — November 8, 2012 @ 2:45 am | Reply

  57. I cannot express how ignorant this post is. First off that poor little kid was just smelling his sharpie and had no idea it could “get him intoxicated.” Whoever suspended him is just such a dick that they excuse the fact this child is a young innocent 3rd grader and made the assumption he was trying to get high in class. If only school administrations could focus on education rather than punishing everyone they can.

    Comment by Nick — November 27, 2012 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  58. masterbation what the hell?

    Comment by johny — January 11, 2013 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  59. Seriously drop.the.self.righteous a 3Rd grader is.a.criminal.fuck you asshole

    Comment by Ryan — May 29, 2013 @ 6:52 am | Reply

  60. I don’t need to smell a sharpie to masturbate. I already do that without smelling it

    Comment by Strawberries53919 — June 19, 2013 @ 11:19 pm | Reply

  61. I understand the point of this and the information is clear, but it seems a bit unnecessary to insult a 3rd grader by saying things like ‘you stupid child’ and ‘idiot’

    Comment by amextris — June 22, 2013 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  62. I am masturbating right now. Mmmmm pussy so wet, come and get it big boy! Your assinine, beyond conservative (super-radical) talk gets me so hot!

    Comment by Amanda — August 2, 2013 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  63. Marijuana the devil’s drug? You religious conservative idiots are just trying to force your beliefs on everyone else, what makes you so “all knowing” ? because you worship some book that is full of facts that aren’t backed up by any concrete evidence other than thousand year old hear say? Can you say brainwashed?

    Comment by Freespeach — August 19, 2013 @ 10:42 am | Reply

  64. you are the greatest person ever @Freespeach

    Comment by awlskejgf askjf — April 22, 2016 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  65. Is this satire or….

    Comment by rtowen2u — June 18, 2016 @ 4:29 pm | Reply

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