Local News - Narcotic officers with sniffer dogs turned up small amounts of
marijuana at two local high schools Friday, Nov. 28.

Two students - one each from the public and separate school boards - were
suspended.

Police nor the school boards will identify the schools where the narcotics
were uncovered or if criminal charges will be laid
against the students.

The drug search was part of a random check of local schools with the
co-operation of local school boards.

Police officers and nine dogs from several OPP detachments, the Akwesasne
Mohawk Police, Cornwall and Brockville Police and Canada
Customs took part in the search.

Madeliene Tarasick, a superintendent with the Limestone District School
Board, says discipline depends on the situation - the type
of drug seized, the amount, and whether it is the first offence.

Sharlene Hunter, an Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
spokeswoman, says suspensions are automatic regardless of
what amount of drugs are discovered.


Source: Kingston This Week (CN ON)
Pubdate: December 2, 2003
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Author: Lynn Rees Lambert