Algonquin Principal Notes Rise in Pot Use Prompted Drug Search
Principal Tom Mead said there has been an "uptick" in students using marijuana.
Last week, a K-9 search conducted by local police departments as well as the Massachusetts State Police sniffed out no drugs at Algonquin Regional High School.
But Principal Tom Mead said the search was prompted by an apparent "uptick" in marijuana use among its students, reported the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.
Mead reported to the Regional School Committee on Wednesday night that he was impressed with the search, noting how strong and efficient the K-9s were; the dogs and their handlers combed the hallways in only 16 minutes.
The search was announced, but according to Northborough Police Chief Mark Leahy, and Mead, the next will not be. Mead noted at the Regional School Committee meeting that the next search would be "sometime in the spring."