Note that this is the facetiously justified-margins version... -- DG
         09 June 1996 09:35 
         Homeschool Talk Item
From:    phillip j. hermann
Subject:
         LSD ALERT TO ALL PARENTS __ READ!!!!
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FROM THE INTERNET: (this has not necessatily been found in Fargo-Moorhead,
but parents should
keep their eyes open)
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WARNING TO PARENTS: If you have children or know anyone who
does, regardless of their ages you should read this! A form
of fake tattoo, called "BLUE STAR" is being given to school
children. It is a small, postage-stamp sized piece of paper
the size containing a blue star. These papers are SOAKED IN
LSD, in order to addict children to this dangerous drug.

The moisture and oils on your hands will react quickly with
the paper, SIMPLY HANDLING IT is likely to cause the LSD to
be absorbed into your skin. It has been confirmed that some
contain deadly amounts of STRYCHNINE, which is used to bind
the LSD to the paper.

THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL DEATHS FROM OVERDOSES, AND MORE DUE
TO THE STRYCHNINE. LSD is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and extremely
addicting.

Symptoms to watch for include: hallucinations, mood swings
uncontrolled laughter, drop in body temperature, dizziness,
severely dilated pupils, and severe vomiting. Up to an hour
can pass between contact with the drug and the beginning of
the LSD "trip". If you suspect that your child has become a
victim of one of these blue star tattoos, you must take him
or her immediately to the hospital and call the police.

These usually come wrapped in foil. Some have been reported
to have different designs on the paper, but by far the blue
star design is the most common. You are advised to call the
police immediately if you find anyone suspicious selling or
giving away fake tattoos to children, especially those with
a blue star design or wrapped in foil.

Sources of above information are: Javier O'Donnell (Danbury
Hospital Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Service),
Charles Fisher (New York State Police), and Burton Goldberg
(Mount Kisco Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY).

NOTE: Please feel free to reproduce this article and spread
it within your community and work place. This danger to our
children must be made known. Distribute the warning as wide
as you can, this is growing faster than we can warn parents
and professionals.
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