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MHS student caught with marijuana

MARIANAS High School principal Cherlyn Cabrera said they found marijuana in a student’s bag when they conducted an inspection last week.

Cabrera said they conducted an inspection after hearing that some students might have brought weapons to the campus.

She said after finding the marijuana, they consulted with the Department of Public Safety and the Public School System.

“We presented  them with the information that we have,” she added. “In school, when we have a reasonable suspicion, we take action and see what needs to be done to keep the students safe.”

Cabrera said marijuana possession  “is not something new” at MHS, but “when we catch someone doing it, we deal with it.”

In an interview, interim Education Commissioner Glenn Muna said all cases pertaining to marijuana found in school are referred to DPS.

He said DPS is also investigating a Kagman High School student suspected of selling brownies laced with marijuana on campus early last month.

Muna reiterated that PSS policy requires that its schools remain drug-free. “Even if marijuana has been legalized, PSS policy will still not allow it — not consumption or even possession.”

He added, “I just want to make sure that we get the message across to the community that even though [marijuana] is legal, it is something that we don’t allow on school grounds.”

Muna said they will continue to educate their students about the do’s and don’t’s of marijuana. “We still have random testing for employees. If they are found positive, we will take disciplinary actions as prescribed in our regulations.”