Tuesday, April 12, 2005

They Have Ways Of Making Them Talk

How are the administrators of Model High School in Rome, Georgia, going to find out when someone has brought a weapon or drugs onto the campus?

According to The Associated Press, the school intends to pay informants for the information:
Using revenue from its candy and soda sales, Model High School plans to pay up to $100 for information about thefts and drug or gun possession on campus.

''It's not that we feel there are any problems here,'' principal Glenn White said. ''It's a proactive move for getting information that will help deter any sort of illegal activity.''

Under the new policy, if a student provides information about a theft on campus, the student will receive $10. A student can earn $25 or $50 for information about drug possession, and $100 for information about gun possession or other serious felonies.

Principal White goes on to say that there will be no payment if the informant was involved in the crime. You can read the whole thing right here.

We can just imagine all the wild goose chases!

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