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No Tolerance for Drug Abuse, Warns Reddy

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy, yesterday said there was zero tolerance for drugs and substance abuse cases in schools. Mr Reddy has made a clear stance
01 Mar 2017 12:43
No Tolerance for Drug Abuse, Warns Reddy
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy

The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy, yesterday said there was zero tolerance for drugs and substance abuse cases in schools.

Mr Reddy has made a clear stance that incidents related to drugs and substance abuse and consumption among students in the schools will not be tolerated at any cost.

This comes in light after a few cases in schools were reported to the ministry and investigations were conducted.

“Any student caught in possession of or consuming any drugs, such as, smoking Marijuana, glue sniffing etc in the school premises will be terminated from our schools on the spot,” Mr Reddy said.

“We are concerned about the safety and security of all other students in the school and these kinds of behavior will not be tolerated.

“The contemporary society has brought in new and more severe issues which our children are vulnerable to.

“However, I must remind all that we will not condone any acts of violence, abuse, drugs and substance abuse and other related behavioral issues in school.

“We are steering the education system into the direction of a more dynamic and modern education system and while such incidents are unfortunate we will certainly deal with it very strictly and ensure that such cases are not repeated in future.”

Source: Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts

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