Drug dog for high school

Scene 25 October 2019
Family First Comment: Acting in the best interests of the welfare of all!
“Wakatipu High’s got zero tolerance for students possessing, using or supplying illegal drugs, either at the school or when representing the school, even while allowing that drugs are a reality in the Queenstown community… Certainly, feedback from parents is positive – people are happy about the board’s position and they’re happy that we’re doing things.”
A drug-sniffing dog’s about to go through Wakatipu High after several students were recently suspended for smoking cannabis.
Principal Steve Hall announced the move in the school’s newsletter last Friday, saying it’s a first for Wakatipu High, though not uncommon in other schools.
Hall’s message was accompanied by a strongly-worded letter to parents and students by board of trustees (BOT) chairman Charlie Phillips, on behalf of the board.
Phillips makes it clear that Wakatipu High’s got zero tolerance for students possessing, using or supplying illegal drugs, either at the school or when representing the school, even while allowing that drugs are a reality in the Queenstown community.
“If students make bad personal choices, they will face consequences that will jeopardise their future at [Wakatipu High].
“This is underpinned by the fundamental right for students and teachers to feel safe at school.”
READ MORE: http://www.scene.co.nz/features/drug-dog-for-high-school/

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