May 9, 2013
Judy Dioquino, Lake Braddock PTSA president and Burke resident
“I was impressed that it seemed as though [drug] use was down. In the past, parents, we’ve seen supplying them and taking the keys. It’s also tough to get seniors to talk. A lot won’t come forward. And parents don’t have a grasp that kids are aware of more parties. Now there are specifically more parties between high schools. Parents are just way behind.”
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Lake Braddock seniors discuss sex, drugs and social media.
What really happens in the suburbs on Saturday nights? At an open forum at Lake Braddock Secondary School on Wednesday, May 1, community parents had the opportunity to have their fears and concerns over this question confirmed, assuaged, and in some cases, postponed. Special guests for the night were five high school seniors who had volunteered to discuss a range of topics—including illegal alcohol and marijuana use, depression and social media use—and field cross-examination from concerned parents.