Not having children currently attending CHS, I had not paid a lot of attention to what goes on there. A certain picture of a student athlete came to my attention recently. Very clear that he had been smoking marijuana. It didn't take much inquiry to find out that some of CHS' sports teams have quite a bad reputation for drug use and that it is a major reason for some of the recent coaching changes. The lack of authority to do anything such as drug test (unlike Clarksville High School) has led to a lot of frustration on the part of the coaching staff. As many may know, drug abuse and its inherent community impacts often begin in high school. Are we going to see Charlestown become like Austin?
We will soon be having an influx of new people due to the bridges. They will be looking at our community and its schools. Will CHS be a bright spot that attracts upstanding people that contribute to a community or will it become like Austin, a black eye on the entire state and a national embarrassment?
It's up to us....it's time to start taking action.