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From the Record, a local publication in Stockton, CA that's been a news source there since 1895:
Hubbard ties just too much for SUSD
District balks at anti-drug program backed by Silva over Scientology link
By Scott Smith
Record Staff Writer
November 23, 2013 12:00 AM
STOCKTON - An anti-drug program created by the Church of Scientology has been backed by Mayor Anthony Silva but rejected by the Stockton Unified School District.
Supporters say the program does not contain any Scientology material; however, the mere mention of the program's background has been enough for it to be turned down.
Superintendent Steven Low-der said he's not entertaining the idea.
In a former job as school superintendent in the Riverside County community of Hemet, Lowder said public outcry exploded when the church presented program, The Truth About Drugs.
Lowder, who said he is aware of church and state separation, compared it to stepping on a land mine.
"Are you kidding?" Lowder said, recalling the Hemet board's strong reaction at the time. "Not only no. Hell no. We are not even going to touch this."
Silva, who says he is a Catholic and not a Scientologist, seeks to launch The Truth About Drugs, created and promoted by the church to combat substance abuse.
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