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Students and parents are furious over a drug sniffing dog which was brought on the bus ahead of a girls' Shabbaton trip. Full Story, Video

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This is facing reality!
Guest
This is facing reality!

My daughter goes to Bais Rivka and she was on that bus.
Last year there were 4 girls that had brought ‘items’ to the shabbaton that were illegal. This is facing reality. Why would it embarrass a girl? If she is bringing drugs to a shabbaton, she better be ready to face the consequences. Thank you Bais Rivka Administrators for not putting the wool over your heads!

There is a boss
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There is a boss

The Kinus also had sniffing dogs maybe it’s the latest security protocol

Wow
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Wow

This is a result of foreign pepole with rounds trying to teach us how bad our girls are. And shame on us for allowing that. Yes we have some kids with issues but the chabad way is yimin mikareves. Not the way these pepole come into “our” girls school and preach their way to us. To the point of staff in our school falling for it. We have the best girls in the world. Shame on anyone who thinks otherwise. And to the ones who set this up, if this is what you think of our daughters pack up and… Read more »

DOVID
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DOVID

BIG DEAL
maybe they had a heads up there was a bomb r”l ect.

big deal

Yossie Nemes - New Orleans
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Yossie Nemes - New Orleans

I have my fifth daughter going through BRHS now. Thank you BRHS admin for taking this seriously and doing the responsible thing after a few yechidim brought bad substances to past shabbatons. Of course I was taken aback by the video and wish the world, especially the lubavitch world, we live in was a different place. I am encouraged to know how seriously and upfront BRHS dealt with this. I have today even more confidence in BRHS.

As far as the internal procedures between the admin and board I am sure they will work it out without my comment.

To number 3
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To number 3

Do you mean round hats?

Why are you posting this?
Guest
Why are you posting this?

This is a matter that should be dealt with the school and its admin only. IMHO, a news website should not be involved in bashmootzing the Rebbe’s moisad Chinuch. Imagine the Chilul Lubavitch in the wider Jewish world?

# 3 WISHFULL THINKING!!!!
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# 3 WISHFULL THINKING!!!!

We (and many other Khillas), have SERIOUS problems, we need to face the reality!!!!

Thank You
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Thank You

Thank you for taking this seriously. Unfortunately, we live in a world that even our own are doing illegal activities. Thank you Beis Rivkah for taking this seriously. I appreciate this. Please continue to ensure safety amongst our own students

Great!!
Guest
Great!!

Should we convince ourselves the issue doesn’t exist???

Why the uproar?
Guest
Why the uproar?

I commend Bais Rivka for taking pre-emptive steps to eliminate the distractions so that all the girls on the Shabbaton fully maximize from the Shabbaton.

The reality is that some – a very small number – of our young people have succumbed to the temptations of substances. It’s not about trust. It’s about facing realities.

Very sad, BUT
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Very sad, BUT

Very sad, but in the future the school should have enough Seichel (brains), to confiscate ALL cell phones, until the inspections are done!!!

Wow
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Wow

This is a result of foreign pepole with ROUND HATS trying to teach us how bad our girls are. And shame on us for allowing that. Yes we have some kids with issues but the chabad way is yimin mikareves. Not the way these pepole come into “our” girls school and preach their way to us. To the point of staff in our school falling for it. We have the best girls in the world. Shame on anyone who thinks otherwise. And to the ones who set this up, if this is what you think of our daughters pack up… Read more »

Such a low low after such a high.....    :  (
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Such a low low after such a high..... : (

Such a low : ( seeing this exhibit,

after such a high : ) at the kinus.

(And yes shluchim, many of these girls are yours).

Responsible thing
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Responsible thing

In the past its been a problem. Yasher koach that’s being taken care of.

The right thing
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The right thing

My daughter went in this shabbaton. I feel safer knowing that beis rivkah is protecting their students from the crazy world we live in. This is not degrading her or anyone else who follows basic rules. I respect the school for standing up and facing challenges rather than pretending no problems exist

good for you
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good for you

for not pretending to be oblivious

Curious -
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Curious -

As a mother this is an outrageously insensitive story and I am really curious what is the response from Avi Fishoff (recently featured on COLLIVE ) – how does this approach support to ‘creating a safe space for every single child’? Im also curious as to how else the internal communication between board and staff trickle down in how chinuch decisions are made. The recent handling of the board that was widely known began the crush in an underpinning that is an absolute Must – TRUST. These activities further dismantle the trust between mechanchim and students – where was this… Read more »

Good for them
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Good for them

I think there are tons of illegal tbings brought and this is a preemptive attempt to stop that parents should thank the school

Devorie Raitport
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Devorie Raitport

Thank you Bais Rivka for acknowledging that we have problems in our community and facing this issue head on. Thank you for being proactive and Boruch Hashem our girls all passed this test with flying colors! I find it very strange that you says parents are upset because whomever I spoke to was relieved and proud that Bais Rivka took the initiative and isn’t burying their heads in the sand like many others are doing. Aaa

Misleading headline
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Misleading headline

Neither the students or the parents are furious. The students were very respectful about the explanation given to them about this need. And they had a great laugh. Based on past experiences the school had, there was obviously a need for this!!!!

Do what you got to do
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Do what you got to do

In addition to inspiring the girls to do good. They still need to watch out for those who choose to do wrong

I applaud Bais Rivkah
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I applaud Bais Rivkah

I applaud Bais Rivkah for being proactive and not keeping their head in the sand. It’s unfortunate that people do not see the positive stand that Bais Rivkah took by doing something that is sadly seen as controversial and embarrassing to our girls.

The necessary thing
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The necessary thing

Why is this an outrage?!?!?? It’s an outrage that some parents aren’t doing enough to educate their girls about the dangers of smoking and drugs and leave it to the school. Some girls smoked ON SHABBOS two years ago. Beis Rivka would be in denial not to be proactive and check before

Yankel der shnurer
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Yankel der shnurer

Great work to the administration of beth rifkkah
We have a problem and it may be small
But the few can infect others
We comend you on the work
And all parents should not keep their heads in ghe sand
Speak with your children about drugs

Thank you Bais Rivka
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Thank you Bais Rivka

Thank you Bais Rivka for taking a big step to protect our girls. You are willing to risk your good name for the good of the students. So happy our girls are in a school that faces reality practically.

What do u prefer
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What do u prefer

Would u prefer her experimenting on the trip? And then you’ll blame the school!

thank you
Guest
thank you

i find it good that bais rivka is so on top of there students and there situations

I think theres more happy parents then furious ones.
Guest
I think theres more happy parents then furious ones.

The unhappy parents may be right that its embarrasing, but no girl should feel that the school suspects HER. Its a GENERAL issue. And yes its embarrasing, but to all of us as a klal. Is teaching children about the dangers of the internet embarrassing? Perhaps. If you love your kids dont hide issues from them. We see our kids as a reflection of ourselves but they are growing up in a very different world thats on the verge of Moshiachs revelation. May it be now. And if theres no revelation by the time I finish typing this comment, then… Read more »

I respect beis rivkah
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I respect beis rivkah

My respect for the school has gone up a few notches after hearing of the extra efforts they took to protect their students. They were checking for drugs leman Hashem!!!! They could have chosen to drop the whole shabbaton when faced with such a situation. Yet they put all their energy into making this shabbaton a success! Even if it means doing a security check for stuff that shouldn’t be there. Kol halavod!!!!!

Great
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Great

There should be a way to sniff out all the unfiltered phones.

Include the email
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Include the email

School sent a very respectful email

I applaud the school too
Guest
I applaud the school too

the parents who are “furious” need a reality check

Happy parent
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Happy parent

Thank you Beis Rivka for caring enough to protect out girls. Not sure which parents are outraged. Everyone I speak to supports this decision. We need to live with the times.

As a parent...
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As a parent...

As a parent of a girl in this school, I am quite upset about this. This is not the kind of atmosphere and experience I want my child exposed to. And I was not given a choice about this.
Theres a reason why I send my child to bais rivkah, the rebbe’s school, and not PS 123 down the block.
This is really upsetting.

To #37
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To #37

Do you have your head in the sand? What do you think she is being exposed to? Would you prefer her to see the drugs on the trip and maybe even experiment or let her see a dog

BRAVO
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BRAVO

BRAVO TO BAIS RIVKA FOR NOT HIDING THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND.
YES I AM VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE IDEA OF
OUR GIRLS DOING WRONG THINGS.
BUT WE MUST FACE REALITY AND NIT IT IN THE BUDD.
MAY HASHEM DIRECT YOU ALL IN THE RIGHT PATH.

Unclear.
Guest
Unclear.

It is reallty unclear what is the issue with BR”S actions.

On the contrary, have they not done a good thing?

What exactly does it mean, wrong message?

Soething is very strange.

To parents who are upset:
Guest
To parents who are upset:

If this is not the kind of atmosphere you want your daughter exposed to, you are apparently in denial about what happens in our mainstream mosdos. The problem is not the school checking and ensuring everything is okay; it is that there are students who actually fall into these things. If you have a better solution for protecting the girls – please share. Otherwise, ignoring the problem is choosing to put your daughter in danger.

My view
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My view

I have an opinion about this dog on the bus and what kind of churban this is This comes from the צניעות Nazis which is founded and based on totally disrespecting a bas yisroel and especially a bas chabad This has to stop Yes Unfourtnatly it’s a problem with yechidim But to put a bas yisroel under such an accusation is terrible How proud should a student be of herself when her own Teacher מחנכת משפיע Principle Needs to bring a dog like they do on prison yards This is sick beyond Yes we have a drug problem But let… Read more »

To #37
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To #37

Did you read even a single one of the above comments?
And hey assuming your daughter doesnt already know about drugs, would you rather her hear that there are bad things that good people sometimes do and that’s why we’re taking caution, or would you rather run the risk of her “being exposed” to it by another girl? Please. A chossid cant be a shoiteh.

Thank you Beis Rivkah
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Thank you Beis Rivkah

The only people who are “furious” are those who cannot face reality and have a close minded view. The students are not furious. I’m sure they are having a wonderful time on the shabbaton that they worked so hard for. They understand that this is a real issue, and respect beis rivkah for taking a responsible step. Yes it’s fun to talk and make a big deal and be all outraged, but this is a serious issue, and beis rivkah is amazing for facing it. Good for you beis rivkah, don’t listen to the loud empty negativity, be strengthened by… Read more »

Lala land
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Lala land

If you want to live in LA la land then be angry but this is unfortunately what must be done to protect the majority of the girls

To 37
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To 37

You’re upset that the school is protecting your daughter?? You’re upset that your daughter will not be exposed and tempted by weed? You’re upset that your blindness to reality which is dangerous to your daughter is being offset by a school that cares enough to not have blinders???
You should cry out in gratitude!!!

To #37
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To #37

It’s actually PS #161. Maybe you need to spend more time in the school….

Aaron
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Aaron

BS”D The buses to the banquet was sniffed once in NY and once in NJ (my bus twice in NJ bc the driver took a wrong turn and had to go thru the check point a second time) and I did not hear any complaint

I think
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I think

It’s upsetting that we have come to this, but it is the sad reality we live in, I applaud bais rivkah for continuing to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Gotta do it
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Gotta do it

If this is what’s needed then this is what is done. Does anyone complain about sniffer dogs at airports disrespecting ppl? No because that’s what’s needed for everyone’s benefit. No one is embarrassed except someone who is caught. And I don’t pity anyone caught with drugs on such a trip sorry. They should be embarrassed enough to stay far away from this shabbaton

Parents
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Parents

We are relieved- I’m more relaxed knowing my daughter will have a great time – and no girls with drugs. They had an incident in the past and lots of girls felt unsafe. While the situation is sad- most of my friends with high school daughters are relieved and thankful

I AGREE WITH #34
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I AGREE WITH #34

I admin I am an overprotective parent. If someone hurts any of my children in anyway shape or form (including embarrassment) I see RED!!!

As an overprotective parent I 100% agree with #34 that any parent that has an issue needs a reality check.

Those that have an issue are the same ones that sweep issues under the rug and look the other way. Wake up and smell the coffee.

Reply to 36
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Reply to 36

It makes sense to be upset about the NEED for bringing sniffer dogs onto the bus. Everyone wishes that this problem wouldn’t exist. But sadly, it does. But why blame the school for protecting the girls from an existing threat? That doesn’t make sense! Instead of blaming and venting maybe find out what you can do to help the situation

Upsetting?????
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Upsetting?????

I think this is the best thing BR was able to do. Unfortunately this is the reality we live in. And this happening in all schools and yeshivoth. Wake up and sell the coffe!!! Great Job BR and ll the other institutions. You are SAVING LIVES. Sure it’s upsetting to see this in your own backyard. And can’t believe this is happing with our kids. So what BR aid doing is insuring that your daughter does not get exposed or tested with this.
So what you should all say is THANK YOU BR.

Why the umbrage?
Guest
Why the umbrage?

Despite the blazing headlines and rhetoric, those expressing outrage have yet failed to articulate a coherent explanation as to their being dismayed and unnerved.

The only thing that seems to come across is, that it is totally forbidden to actively take on a bull by its horns.

This whole shaming thing has zero basis. If there is a problem, the Staff is obligated to attempt to ferret it out, or else they abdicating their duties.

To #3
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To #3

What a bunch of garbage you are spewing. Yes we do have the best girls! That’s why we need to protect them. Fact is, some crazy stuff can happen even in the best of places. You chan choose to bury your head realllly deeeep in the sand and deny problems. Or you can live in lala land and pretend everything is fine and dandy. But the lala land choice is what is throwing the girls under the bus. You can’t just say yemin mekareves. Smol docheh is part of the same package deal. Beis Rivkah is doing tons of yemin… Read more »

to # 3
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to # 3

I’m sorry to inform you that I thing your in denial.
BR is not “throwing the girls under the bus”, they are making sure that “the best girls in the world” don’t make the same mistakes as previous years. (YES years with an S)
And for the recored they don’t “think of our daughters” this way and YES they know “some kids have issues” but we all know history repeats itself… And BR is here to protect ALL of “our daughters”. Even with the ones “with issues”

what if they had found something? consequences are the real test
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what if they had found something? consequences are the real test

acknowledging the issue is good, but only half of the solution. following up on the findings is the real deal. there was one yeshiva high school where students were caught drinking on their shabbaton and, as per school rules, they were forbidden from attending their own graduation. unfortunately for everyone, some of the students were children of board members, and when the principals didn’t budge the board simply fired them. what would happen if the girl was the daughter of a VIP vs the daughter of an average person, or worse yet, one of humbler means? the treatment should be… Read more »

To #2
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To #2

There is a slight difference between the two cases:
By the Kinus they were sniffing to make sure there were no explosives on or under the bus because the Kinus Gala Banquet is a high value target for terrorism with 5,600+ Rabbis and guests.
The reason why the K-9 was sniffing our girls bus was just to make sure that they came home on a spiritual high and not on a physical one.

The person holding the dog.
Guest
The person holding the dog.

The person holding the dog is a guard hired by the security company known as “Secured” used by Beis Rivkah.

Parent
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Parent

As a parent of a girl on the bus I am not bothered by this and I don’t see this as a reflection of our girls, if they had this issue in the past I commend them from dealing with it.

Larry
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Larry

For all those who Are out raged are in denial the fact is the stuff goes on in that school and when my daughter went on the trip once she was in that environment she came home shocked to see on Shabbos if these girls doing what they did. it is the right thing to do unfortunately

Not an embarrassment.
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Not an embarrassment.

Beis Rivkah didn’t embarrass your girls. The people who feel they need to post this information on social media are the ones who embarrassed them.
And the girls bringing the illegal substances are the ones who are bringing shame to your girls.
Instead of complaining you should be grateful to the administration for protecting your girls.
And ask COL not to publicize incidents like these.

Hello
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Hello

Cannot anyone recognize and acknowledge the fact that no drugs were found and are girls and school teachers and principals are awesome!!
Unfortunately they needed to bring dogs because of the past. Hopefully the girls will have a life lesson from this and say no to drugs.
And yes my daughter was on the bus so I am a very proud parent and am very grateful to all staff of BRH

Wow
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Wow

The school must be even worse than I thought. So many commentors defending the school and insisting that the school has no choice, because the students are up to no good. what a shame.

THANKS YOU BEIS RIVKAH
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THANKS YOU BEIS RIVKAH

Thank you Beis Rivkah for taking initiative and dealing with the problem head on. For those upset, yes the fact that drug abuse is rampant is extremely upsetting. But by thankful that your daughter won’t be exposed to something ch”v in this shabbaton, and that she won’t even have to deal with saying no to someone asking her if she wants to experiment. I wish you only knew how widespread and common it is, and how it isn’t only affecting the ‘on the edge’ young adults, rather many mainstream ‘chassidish’ you as well. No matter how well you think you… Read more »

You kidding?
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You kidding?

When a few girls brought weed on a Shabbaton, the parents got extremely angry at the school for letting such a thing pass without them paying attention.

Now that they do take precautions to ensure the girl’s safety, the parents get furious.

To this my friend, I tell you:
Welcome to Crown Heights.

Brhs graduate
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Brhs graduate

A few years ago a married friend of mine told me that her younger sister had just gone on the Shabbaton and that there was a girl (she named her, it was the daughter of an acquaintence of ours and the girl is no longer in br) who brought alcohol/drugs with her on the trip and was caught. I’m so impressed that BR is being proactive and protecting our girls.

thank you bais rivka!
Guest
thank you bais rivka!

if only they would do it in all high schools…

# 12
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# 12

If the school decided to bring in sniffer dogs and now it is evident they did
It is then is perfectly acceptable to video and publish
There is everything right with transparency
Especially when it happened in USA with its constitution and Bill of Rights and its Supreme Court the envy of the world

Teenage Girls deserve respect
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Teenage Girls deserve respect

Teenage Girls deserve basic human respect….if you treat them like they are guilty till proven innocent than they will eventually start being guilty………. TEENAGERS ARE AS HUMAN AS ADULTS AND THEY DON’T LIKE BEING TREATED LIKE SUBHUMAN CREATURES.

If the Shabbaton has turned into a time when people do drugs…. cancel it altogether……BUT NEVER BRING A K9 ON A BUS OF LUBAVITCHER GIRLS!!!

Legal
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Legal

You New Yorkers are forgetting the
Compassionate Care Act passed in 2014

A student
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A student

As a student out of highschool and now I’m seminery I can look back and remember that when u get stuck in a bad group of girls each one of u are trying to impress each other by being worst, taking on more risk, lifting ur skirt a little higher, following threw with terrible dares. You can get so in to it I don’t even notice what u itself are doing and how u r lieing and not being urself. Ur parents don’t see it because as soon as u get home u go back to being u and all… Read more »

Offended
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Offended

Oy vey this is so dramatic

WELL DONE!!
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WELL DONE!!

This is the point: the shock should not be that the school did this, but that they HAD to do it. Any parent who feels this was an infringement on privacy, a lack of trust or any other PC nonsense needs a reality check. We can’t afford to trust our kids, any of us. We have to watch them for signs of eating disorders, depression, abuse, bullying, extra money in their pockets etc. EVERY CHILD IS VULNERABLE. Get it through your thick skulls: your children are no less vulnerable than mine or Rebbitzin X’s. And every girl on the bus… Read more »

to #62
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to #62

Worse than you thought? No, the fault is not with the school, it lies with liberal minded parents who believe in giving their kids whatever they want, whether it’s an Iphone X (how many have them already?) designer sunglasses, hoverboards…nothing is off-limits. So why wouldn’t they turn a blind eye to a schnapps or the occasional cigarette? And as we all know, it doesn’t take much to get addicted.

Beis Rivkah has moved into the 21st century & seems to be facing reality. If this action reflects badly on anyone, it’s on the girls and their families.

shocking
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shocking

how about getting to the root of the problem and dealing with that , far better and more effective then sniffer dogs !

To # 14
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To # 14

yes its mainly kids from ch in beis rivkah so what are you thinking with that comment?!

For those upset read this
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For those upset read this

It took one terrorist to hide a bomb in his shoe that caused millions and millions of ppl everyday to take off their shoes at the airports ! So yes it took a few girls to bring drugs on the last shabbaton that caused the school to do what they gotta do ! Yes it’s something we never thought we’d be facing as a community everywhere… but it is what it is .. and maybe those parents upset should thank Bais Rivkah for protecting they’re precious daughters !! Stop the negative and keep the positive ! Bais Rivkah is gonna… Read more »

Mother
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Mother

They should have checked girls and luggage one at a time in private to avoid the spectacle and still achieve the goal.

Audio
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Audio

The audio that went around did not discuss what happened about drugs or the dog.Noone thought the school sent that ridiculous whatsapp.Please.
Once again,bury all under the rug and distract everyone from what actually occured..

Not an embarrassment.
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Not an embarrassment.

Beis Rivkah didn’t embarrass your girls. The people who feel they need to post this information on social media are the ones who embarrassed them.
And the girls bringing the illegal substances are the ones who are bringing shame to your girls.
Instead of complaining you should be grateful to the administration for protecting your girls.
And ask COL not to publicize incidents like these.

Dogs
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Dogs

Dogs sniffing will not combat drug use in our schools.
Bring in professionals and create awareness and communication.
Our school are still in denial of that goes on.
Scare tactics never work in the long term.

Wake up
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Wake up

Drug use is rampant in all of our schools.
Stop with this”shocked” reaction.
Nothing is done in our schools to combat drugs.
To me that is what is shocking.
Only deaths and overdoses give some a wake up call for ten minutes .
Sad situation.

To # 46
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To # 46

The shluchims busses had sniffer dogs for a different reason………

#63
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#63

wow! would you rather your quiet, mousy, no friends daughter get into a crowd that does drugs etc.? BR is protecting your daughter from the VERY FEW who are guilty of this in the past.
It is very easy for a teenager to get into this kind of crowd. Morah Tiechtel you are protecting our GOOD girls from the few rotten apples in the bunch

Thank you to BR
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Thank you to BR

I would think that the only parents who are unhappy are the one who knows that their child is smoking and doing drugs shame on those parents who don’t care and don’t realize that most of br girls are very good girls and we as parents appreciate this extra measure of security, thank you to the staff and hanhalah for taking it seriously.

Step 1 dogs now step 2 Lectures
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Step 1 dogs now step 2 Lectures

Bais Rivkah should have seminars of people that will talk to the girls about the negative aspects of drugs and saying no to drugs…….

Wrong title!
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Wrong title!

The post should be titled “THANK YOU BAIS RIVKAH!!”

Just a thought
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Just a thought

Did they actually find anything?

A parent
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A parent

My daughter was there. Thank you BR for protecting our girls!

Sad
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Sad

I was there the year that drugs were found. That year the school actually wanted to bring dogs but it never happened

ch resident
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ch resident

this is soooo sad that a school like bais rivkah has to do something like this!

Nothing is being done
Guest
Nothing is being done

As a parent I’d like to know what is being done about drug awareness in BR and Bnos.
What else is being done besides sniffing our amazing girls?

Nevellu
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Nevellu

Any parent who is upset about this has a right to, but at the same time has to stop being in denial about whatgoes on,

OMFG? A Yiddish maidel?
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OMFG? A Yiddish maidel?

I don’t mind that precauton is taken, even if done as a scare tactic.
In the video clip, I hear the girl saying OMFG! Maybe BR needs to start another campaign about watching what comes out of one”s mouth.

BH Lamplighters would never do this to their girls
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BH Lamplighters would never do this to their girls

we need to support the better schools

What would you and what are you doing?!
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What would you and what are you doing?!

Hey riled up commenters;
If you were on the administration of a school where substance abuse is a concern – WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
If you have a constructive idea and it’s been proven to be effective then hop off your couch and approach the school.
Do all YOU can to foster awareness, compassion, love and support for our dear children.
We are in this together and we all need to look out for each other. 💟💝💜
May we merit Moshiach ‘s arrival when all sadness and tears, worries and concerns will be erased forevermore 🎉

Br mom
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Br mom

Yes, br is definitely on target with the fact that they are aware that drugs can be an issue, and they have many professionals in school talking to the girls. However, the dogs on bus became a laughing joke (especially since it went viral and the girls reaction to it) the issue should be dealt with differently in the future.
A Br mom

Unfortunately we are plagued with drugs.
Guest
Unfortunately we are plagued with drugs.

Most major yeshivas and schools are filled with bochurim and girls that smoke weed… it’s today’s reality. Deal with it or join us;)

To: Teenage girls deserve respect
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To: Teenage girls deserve respect

Did you miss the comments that made it clear that dogs were brought onto the buses of the shluchim: aka ADULTS
The girls are actually getting treated exactly like adults.
Also, how can you possibly justify punishing an entire school by cancelling an entire shabbaton because of the behavior of a few girls but you can’t tolerate a few moments of slight discomfort?
Ah. The generation of entitlement.

Sad
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Sad

The parents that disagree with the sniffing dog, wouldn’t you rather be safe then sorry, It is very easy for one girl to start doing drugs and then another young lady wants to try it to see how it feels, but most of the girls that go to BR are good girls, but you just cant be to careful

Comments
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Comments

Out of Towner reading these comments
Wow
You guys really lack self respect
What you say about your own kids
And I thought CH was the Rebbe’s Shechuna

Nechama
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Nechama

It was a necessary step, unfortunately. But I have another question. Bais Rivkah sent out a letter saying that cellphones are not allowed on the Shabbaton, but I see a lot of phones on this video. The parents who allowed their girls to take cellphones are undermining the school’s chinuch. Perhaps that lax attitude towards chinuch is the reason the school has to take the place of parents and laugh down the law.

fundraising crisis
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fundraising crisis

This is not how you will get people to donate money

Very sad to know that BR girls are illegal drug users
Guest
Very sad to know that BR girls are illegal drug users

very sad

Comment
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Please don’t be naïve. Unfortunately, drugs exist in every community.

let's bring in the TSA
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let's bring in the TSA

Every day everyone will get a full inspection. For their ‘protection’…it will show that we really care!

to 69#
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to 69#

You are totally unaware of the reality.

Adults are submitted to checks when there is a suspicion. Take for example Airport security.

No one is saying anybody specifically is guilty, rather all are checked out.

Covering the wound with a bandaid.
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Covering the wound with a bandaid.

Unfortunately, this is the reality but this is not how it should be dealt with. If Beth Rivkah truly cares about the kids that are doing drugs, they should help those kids. Bringing dogs on the bus is not going to solve the underlying issues. What is going to solve the issues is bringing down people that first hand experienced how drugs negatively affected their lives ( whether it’s their kids dying because of…), bringing down people that speak about how drugs is illegal and the consequences that can take place if you are involved. BUT Dogs will not resolve… Read more »

Voices and choices
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Voices and choices

Our teenagers are not living in a bubble. No matter which school they attend, they are likely to bump into all kinds of negative influence. The sniffer dogs were a great way to protect the students. Other schools require students to take urine tests to detect drugs!!
The best protection, however is education, and building the students’ emotional health so they will have the confidence to make wise choices and resist peer pressure.

A concerned parent
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A concerned parent

Chabad was vilified by the Jewish world when we opened the first Jewish rehab. How dare we call attention to Jewish drug addicts! Had we listened many recovered addicts would still be addicts or worse. True this single step doesn’t solve the problem, but no parent wants their child to be exposed to drugs on a Shabbaton. When school takes girls on a Shabbaton, they take a responsibility. Definitely the right decision.

To 92 Nothing is being done
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To 92 Nothing is being done

bais rivkah has brought people askanim in the past to discuss these issues and many more, so please learn before you post

Better late than never
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Better late than never

They should implement this practice at all yeshiva dorms and sleep away camps, especially the sleep away camps out west. The horror stories I’ve heard makes me reluctant to send my boys away, only to be negative influenced. As a bt this is why we left secular society and it saddens me how drugs are very normalized now, especially in California. All schools, camps, yeshivas should be drug, cigarette and alcohol free!!!! I don’t see why with the boys, there seems to be a not a big deal attitude when it comes to these health risks.

A worried Mother
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A worried Mother

If they would just be careful about tznius we wouldn’t end up in such situations

No Daughters But....
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No Daughters But....

While the dog was necessary for the safety of the girls the schools have a broader responsibility in preventing drug use. The girls must be valued by their schools.They should not have excessive requirements to be considered successful. Perhaps Judaic Studies grades should be calculated mainly based on classroom participation and attentiveness and not marathon testing. The secular studies should focus on passing the Regents exams and little else. The least amount of homework the better I have heard girls get little sleep preparing for all their exams. This leads to a situation of poor mental health and despair.

Exppelling students
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Exppelling students

I do not know the girls who were expelled but every Jewish child deserves a Jewish education, even the ones who are on drugs. The basis of the Torah is ahavas Yisroel and the school needs to teach it’s students and teachers how to positively affect a fellow student instead of pushing that student away, while at the same time educating students about the dangers of drugs and examining the students’ life situation and establishing that the student has a good mashpia. Light needs to conquer the darkness.

To number 69
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To number 69

You are 100 percent wrong, you should be ashamed of yourself and think of what you wrote, just Bic the girls might seem nice and would never to such a thing it means nothing a person could always change quicker then you think

To #18 (Curious)
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To #18 (Curious)

You asked: “How does this approach support to ‘creating a safe space for every single child’?”

ANSWER: Pretty well said by #44 and #49 (and several others): PROTECTING all of the good Bais Rivkah girls from having to witness girls using/under the influence of contraband substances IS “‘creating a safe space for every single child”!!!

(What? Are you saying that there should be a space where it’s “safe” from sniffing dogs so that in that so-called “safe space,” “every single child” who wants to do derelict things is “safe” to do such things?????)

drugs weren't even found!
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drugs weren't even found!

So either 1) there was never a real problem and all you was scare and humiliate the girls or
2) there really is a problem, the dogs are useless at detection and all you did was scare and humiliate the girls

Nechama
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Nechama

It was a necessary step, unfortunately. But I have another question. Bais Rivkah sent out a letter saying that cellphones are not allowed on the Shabbaton, but I see a lot of phones on this video. The parents who allowed their girls to take cellphones are undermining the school’s chinuch. Perhaps that lax attitude towards chinuch is the reason the school has to take the place of parents and laugh down the law.

To 92
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To 92

Brhs last year had a health fair where they spoke about these things like drugs and alcoholism. They are trying their best

go brhs
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go brhs

all our boys and girls are good! teenagers have challenges! drugs is a very dangerous challenge that too many face today! a shabbaton is an opportunity for growth! why would any parent want their daughter to get distracted from the shabbaton inspiration, for being introduced to drugs! ty brhs for not burying yiu head in the sand!

GIRL DIES OF OVERDOSE ON BRHS SHABBATON
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GIRL DIES OF OVERDOSE ON BRHS SHABBATON

would u prefer such a title!????? if God forbid something like that happened then people woukd really be furious! our girls life is precious to us. we cannot deny the challenges we face today. it happened in the past that girls brought illegal substances such as DRUGS on the shabbaton.

there is no way the guy just appeared with the dog! aome faculty had to have send him. and they did the right thing

VERY IMPRESSED
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VERY IMPRESSED

WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO! UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE GIRLS USING THOSE STUFF AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY DON”T BRING IT TO SHABBATON TO SHARE WITH OTHER GIRLS AND MAKE OTHER FALL INTO THIS BAD HABIT.

WHOEVER IS ENRAGED MEANS THEY ARE THE CULPRIT AND THEY DON”T WANT THEIR DAUGHTER TO BE CAUGHT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE>

אויפן גנב ברענט די היטל !

This shld be done randomly in all schools and Yeshiva s
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This shld be done randomly in all schools and Yeshiva s

And to the dorms!

"Our incredible special " girls
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"Our incredible special " girls

Newsflash!
Girls that use drugs are also nice kids.If you treat your girls like dogs, you’ll end up needing dogs.
Treat kids with respect and keep your head above the sand.

Thank you
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Thank you

Thank you, #61 and 62 – I think you said it well! And — I also think there might be some sensationalism going on over here — The news is “Bais Rivka parents are furious” but I think that’s a non truth! I believe that Bias Rivka parents (most of them) are relieved that measures are being taken to make sure that the many girls that are at the Shabbaton are safe. Perhaps this whole article is not quite the case. I don’t think that the girls feel mistrusted, and I don’t think the parents are furious. I think the… Read more »

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT IM HEARING
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I CANT BELIEVE WHAT IM HEARING

.. “HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME GO THROUGH SECURITY MR. TSA, DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT A CHASSIDISHE PERSON I AM?!…” makes just about almost as much sense at being “outraged”by this. Be outraged all you want. You ain’t going through security. The Rebbe told a boys overnight camp not to put locks on the doors. The Rebbe didn’t “suspect” holy chassidishe bachurim, the Rebbe was smart. And to those who say “help the girls who are addicted”. There is no quick fix to this unfortunately. The nature of addiction is that even the professionals who work in rehab centers have… Read more »

busha and chuzpa
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busha and chuzpa

I would fire the heads under their Administration this substance are taking place.
I don’t think it’s koll hagirls.
I think they’re trying to protect their own behinds not the girls
It’s a chutzpa to blame girls, teachers have to show responsibility

WAKE UP...
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WAKE UP...

…AND SMELL THE WEED

imagine
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imagine

If TSA did this to you at the airport you would all scream “How dare you sic dogs on us! We’re not Islamic terrorists! Go after the terrorists!”

But these are Bais Rivka girls so it’s OK

Dogs duties
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Dogs duties

To all, I spoke with the owner of the security company. He did not confirm nor deny what the dog was there for, either drugs or a safety precaution for explosives etc just like at the Kinus, nor did he say if anything has been detected. They searched 4 buses. He also did not say who had hired him, and I love how everyone is jumping to conclusions and different versions. He did say this: He has received multiple calls from parents that their kids are at the shabbaton thanking him for his service regardless what it was for, and… Read more »

Don't get it
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Don't get it

I dont see that parents are upset. Most of these comments are by parents applauding the school.
The only problem I have with this is that I see no benefit in posting on a general chabad site, which the whole world check. Please think twice before airing out all our laundry to the whole world.

from 75 to 114
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from 75 to 114

you have elaborated on exactly my point!

It’s about time!
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It’s about time!

A) it would a positive thing if BR purchased a few dogs for the girls to play with after school. The American psychologicaפl foundation claimed that there is a correlation between playing with dogs and maintaining long term relationships.
B) I’m my days girls wouldn’t use drugs. It’s about time.
C) מסתמא הכלב היה מסורס וזה אסור מדאורייתא נבהלתי שזהו החינוך לאחיות התמימים!!!!!

Oh Come On
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Oh Come On

Amazing work by the dog and its handler. No one is so righteous that they are not infallable and look at it for safety reasons. Look at the amount of Cell Phones that all the girls have. There is no embarrassment here whatsoever. Dogs are mans best friend.

Watch the video
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Watch the video

Girls don’t seem traumatized at all and applauded at the end. The dog handler was cool and relaxed which helped

122
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122

Unfortunately nothing gets done here until there is an overdose.And usually what IS done ,is a one time speech and that’s it.
Shame on the community for not doing more.

Efficacy
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Efficacy

I’m questioning the efficacy of this search tactic. Unfortunately, there probably was a very small minority that used illegal substances at the event and the dog did not detect it. The dog is not a foolproof way of detecting substances. Child at risk by definition is more apt to take risk. Dog will not serve as a deterrent. I think we need to think about this problem in much broader terms.

parent
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parent

no outrage. 98% of parents happy about the actions of BR. the few who are not obviously are afraid that it is their own kids who will be caught

Nothing new ...don't judge a book
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Nothing new ...don't judge a book

My first trip as a newly religious person over a decade ago, I was completely surprised by the promiscuous and reckless behavior of the ch youth. These were from girls wearing long jean skirts and pastel button downs, that you’d never assume anything unseemly. Just saying don’t assume because someone’s tznius that they aren’t crying for help. Or assume because some girls dress not tznius that they are “bad.” I grew up secular, still struggle with tznius but it got to the point I was very uncomfortable with the double life I witnessed in ch. I think people are just… Read more »

It is about time....
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It is about time....

After all these years, BRHS is finally starting to put the girls’ safety above everything else. Instead of hiding behind the false mask of Chassidishkeit, as they did back in my day. However, I condone COLlive for posting this. Many of these girls are minors, and should not have their faces plastered over the internet. This was a matter that should have been dealt with sensitivity.

To 118
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To 118

So that’s a bad thing? Ever went through an airport screening? Do you complain that no bombs were found?

Double standard?
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Double standard?

The real question is why are they allowed to have smartphones on the trip, which are elef alafim times more dangerous than drugs???

Saddened parent
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Saddened parent

To number 69:
You are 200% correct.
Shame on beis rivkah
If it’s that bad then cancel the shabbatons!
The girls should not be degraded in such a manner!

#138
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#138

Efficiency
Was a very small minority who used ……
Minority relates to persons not things

I expected better from Collive...
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I expected better from Collive...

I expected more than inflammatory headlines and misleading articles.
Whether Beis Rivka did the right or wrong thing is up to each individual to decide, but Collive, please respect your audience with authentic journalism.

If school is responsible for my girls... This is the best way to be responsible for them!!
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If school is responsible for my girls... This is the best way to be responsible for them!!

I think this is the best way.. The girls should be warned beforehand that this will happen so they they can opt to leave the substance at home.. Buy yes, as a mom I applaud the school for taking care of the girls and making sure there is no substance in a shabbaton they are responsible for…

Thank you BR!!
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Thank you BR!!

Take a look at these comments, collive. Im seeing way more support than outrage against BR. I am a BRHS parent; past, present and iyh for a long time in the future, and I fully support BR in taking responsible and necessary action in protecting our daughters from what is actually a very real problem. My daughters were not scared or degraded. They understand reality. Considering that any parent or student I spoke to, felt the same way, I find colives headline and article to be deliberately false and rabble rousing. And if there are parents that are actually outraged,… Read more »

144
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144

I would like you to ask your daughter if she would rather not go through a drug checking or rather go on the Shabbaton

To all the ppl who asked abt the phones
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To all the ppl who asked abt the phones

They took away the phones!!
On Thursday older girls went to help set up so they ya dtheur phones then!!

If anyone will read this one....
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If anyone will read this one....

To all those parents who are delusional, and can’t face the facts of reality: BR did the best thing! They know that things happened on these events in the past and we don’t want that to happen again (unless you don’t mind your girl smoking (including weed) on shabbus). I’m sorry to hear that you are having trouble facing the problem. I know it’s hard, but, the only way we can help this generation is by getting them into shape and by cracking down on the problem. And if u ask me this is only the beginning I think there… Read more »

Sad but Necessary
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Sad but Necessary

It is sad that the world has come to this. It is sad their are children in pain in the schools that need the drugs to numb the pain. But good for the school that they are taking action and not letting the drugs spread!

English major
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English major

To #141:
con·done
kənˈdōn/Submit
verb
accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue.
“the college cannot condone any behavior that involves illicit drugs”
synonyms: disregard, accept, allow, let pass, turn a blind eye to, overlook, forget; More
approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance.
“the practice is not officially condoned by any airline”

Number 146
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Number 146

Are you aware that if you expect there is a chance that you might just be disappointed?

miryam swerdlov
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miryam swerdlov

i have to tell you the truth. i have dealings with many schools. the problem is everywhere. we were given this advice, we did it. no sweeping under rugs, we didn’t do it on our own. there were many people who advised to do that. SAY THANK YOU that BR is REAL. i have just returned from THE MOST INCREDIBLE SHABBATON, where the girls grew, had chssidish fun, farbrenged all night, and will be coming home different people. Know that Morah Tiechtel worries arnd the clock abt her students. and be grateful. REALLY GRATEFUL at BR’s reaction.

To 102
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To 102

Maybe don’t make assumptions about parents before you know the facts. Happens to be that the video going around is of twelfth graders who went a day earlier than the rest f the school and was allowed to have their phones with them for the day. Besides, just because the girls have phones with the, doesn’t mean their parents undermined schools authority. The girls could have easily come to school and then simply decided not to put her phone into the box and no one would be wiser unless she was caught. The system in brhs is not that parents… Read more »

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I don’t think it is fair to question the schools chioces … obviously they did it for a reason and not for the fun of it , I believe there were some incededants the last Shabbaton that require for them to prevent such incidents this year… nonetheless I heard it was a beautiful Shabbaton and the girls had a blast

I wish my yeshiva did this!
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I wish my yeshiva did this!

I only learned about drugs after going away to yeshiva and I’m still hooked on pot and smoke daily. It’s a real struggle but I’ve been smoking since I was 14, forget alcohol and cigarettes that’s always permitted for some reason in our system. But going away at such a young age only to be exposed to the world’s vices and having dorm counselors, not much older than you supplying you with more temptation is plain abuse. Yes I’m responsible for my choices now as an adult, but yeshiva should never have turned a blind eye. I have brothers still… Read more »

I have a question...
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I have a question...

…could it be that there are girls in bris Rivka, who are in the sorry state of taking drugs, and no-one, not teachers nor students are aware that this girl has problems, serious problems? What really bothers me about all this, is that the school seem to be aware that there are major problems yet don’t seem to be dealing with them! If they were, surely there should be no need to bring dogs onto a bus and this shows that everyone is under suspect! It looks as if b.r. staff know there is drugs but have no clue who… Read more »

a current  brhs student
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a current brhs student

i totally agree with what br did, last shabbaton i was horrified finding out that grils in the rebbe’s school would do such things on shabbos. i was there when we were told about the dogs and i am pretty sure the whole school agreed with it. it is much better than imbaressing girls and actually searching through thier bags.
br i agree with you!!

# 144
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# 144

You are 200% incorrect
I applaud Bais Rivkah they 100% did the right thing # 1 I don’t think it’s fair to take away shabatton for 500 girls if 10 of them make horrible choices #2 the girls work so hard in high school so give them a weekend of freedom , no studying hanging out w their classmates and socializing and if these 10 girls want to do this to themselves as well as the other 500 girls than shame on them but Bais Rivkah is 1000% right to do this .

What you solved by doing that?
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What you solved by doing that?

Is that the solution to drugs ? A dog once in 2 years ? What problem we solved by doing it ? Start taking care of the situation all year round. The teachers and principal surly know who are those girls and deal with the kids year round . Beside the chilul hashem and the affect it had on All the kids this is not fixing nothing. Sound like every one got tired …. and this is an easy way of dealing with things . Please 98% of our girls are good keep up to high standard this is the… Read more »

From a Baal Teshuva
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From a Baal Teshuva

What’s the big deal if the girls are smoking weed? What’s the big deal if the girls are drinking alcohol? Let them take their own path and if that means Hashem has going off the derech planned for their future, let it be… maybe they’ll come back stronger. You think addressing the issue in school or with dogs or with punishments from parents will stop them? They’ll find new ways to go behind everyone’s back and do what they want, especially at this age. Restricting them will make it worse. I’m in no way saying it’s okay or it’s a… Read more »

Student
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Student

Thank you Mrs. Teichtel and BRHS for taking care of this situation which resulted in an amazing drama-free Shabaton. It made perfect sense to do what was necessary and take these precautions.

Not acceptable
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Not acceptable

This is totally wrong,
What if c”v a girl would be caught, how embarassing that would be!?
The parents could check their daughters luggage before the go.
And anyway the girls should be taught by their teachers and parents that this is terrible.
But to try to catch someone in front of everyone is disgusting!!

"outraged"?
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"outraged"?

if the reporting is accurate and there were actually parents who were “outraged” by this precautionary act, i would venture to guess they’d be the selfsame parents who’d be”outraged” if someone were to be found at the shabbaton with illegal substances and the school had not taken preemptive steps to make sure it didn’t happen. i’m sure the school took no joy in having to do what they did; they simply faced the fact that the alternative would be worse. btw, re: those who mockingly reported the incident in their yiddish paper as shown above, judging by the numbers of… Read more »

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