Monday, February 27, 2012

School Officials Make Compelling Case To Call In Drug-Sniffing Dogs

Hartford Courant (Simsbury, CT) February 24, 2012

"Police dogs patrolling the hallways at a public high school is the opposite of what public education should be all about.
But letting substance abuse take over a high school is probably worse.
That hasn't happened in Simsbury, but a striking rise in drug activity — mostly marijuana — and juvenile arrests for drug-related offenses has led school officials here to join other high schools that have called in the dogs. From 2010 to 2011 there was a 27 percent increase in juvenile arrests for drug offenses, local police say. They also say use of dangerous synthetic pot, legal and known as K2, is on the rise." Read More

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