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I95 STREET JOURNAL
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police have issued a warrant for a local teacher who is wanted on felony drug charges.
In the meantime, the district superintendent has already taken action.
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For 11 years, Scott Houck has taught at Thomas Jefferson High School. He was highly regarded and taught tech classes.
However, the 41-year-old is accused of growing and selling marijuana out of his South Park home.
“It’s very disappointing to think that we have a teacher that might be involved in such type of activities,” said West Jefferson Hill Superintendent Michael Panza.
Officials started investigating Hope last summer. His front door shows marks, where it appears a DEA agent may have kicked in the door when they visited his house last Friday.
“Anytime teachers are involved in any type of activities such as this, it’s … very, very disappointing,” Panza said. “Teachers are supposed to be…
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I95 Street Journal
WASHINGTON — Marijuana, which is still placed in the same category as heroin, ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms by the federal government, is no more dangerous than alcohol, President Barack Obama said in an interview published Sunday.
Speaking to New Yorker editor David Remnick, Obama said he still viewed pot smoking negatively – but that on the whole, the drug wasn’t the social ill that it’s been viewed as in the past.
“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” Obama told the weekly magazine.
The president said pot was actually less dangerous that alcohol “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”
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