PWCS Responds to Countywide Narcotics Operation

| May 30, 2015 | 0 Comments | Education

School BusesFollowing a four-month countywide narcotics operation, which resulted in the arrest of 19 individuals aged between 18-23-years-old, Prince William County Schools published a statement assuring parents that the schools are secure and safe.

“Our community can be assured that our schools act promptly and decisively to prevent problems and keep our schools safe for students and staff,” a PWCS official said in a letter that was sent home to parents Friday afternoon.

Prince William County Police announced the conclusion of an extensive undercover operation called “Growing pains,” which sought to deter future drug use amongst teens and young adults. Police obtained 26 six warrants, which led to 19 arrests; some of the individuals are Prince William County high school students.

“Through the course of the operation undercover detectives conducted dealings involving cocaine, LSD, psilocybin, pharmaceutical pills, marijuana and concentrated marijuana ‘wax’,” police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok said.

The school division confirmed that this issue is their top priority.

“Throughout the year, school and school division staff work closely with police to monitor any reported drug use or illegal activity of any kind,” they said in the statement. “We remind parents that it is important to educate yourself on what narcotics look like and their many different forms; please take this opportunity to talk with your student about the negative consequences of drug use and the school division’s zero-tolerance policy.”

PWCS also encourages students to report any suspected use of illegal narcotics or drug activity immediately.

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