Mixed reaction to King’s rector’s drug post

Otago Daily Times 22 August 2020
Family First Comment: Yes! Well said Nick McIvor.
From someone who cares for our children…
“King’s High School rector Nick McIvor has spoken out over his worries about what could happen in education if non-medical cannnabis is legalised.
“We could be drifting towards something to the detriment of our young people; something that will be deeply regretted in future,””

King’s High School rector Nick McIvor has spoken out over his worries about what could happen in education if non-medical cannnabis is legalised.

“We could be drifting towards something to the detriment of our young people; something that will be deeply regretted in future,” Mr McIvor, said in a message on the school’s official Facebook page.

Mr McIvor acknowledged a range of views for and against legalisation in the lead-up to the referendum, but said he was “struggling to see how legalisation would improve the lives of young people in New Zealand”.

” I fear that it would make them worse,” he said in his Friday evening message.

Several of more than 130 people who responded to his comments supported his views, and one person said it had taken “a lot of courage” to speak out, and this was appropriate from a school principal.

However, many people took issue with his comments and several strongly questioned the appropriateness of using the school’s official Facebook site to give a personal view.
READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/mixed-reaction-kings-rectors-drug-post

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