Posts tagged ‘drugs’

March 24th, 2016

Opioid & Heroin Forum Hope to Save Lives

by Christopher O'Brien

Opiod ForumWHSWolcott’s Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Coalition will host several experts for a Opioid forum at Wolcott High School on March 31st at 6 pm. Panel experts include an ER nurse, pharmacist, treatment center professionals, Wolcott Police Department, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty.

For more information or questions, contact Kathryn Glendon 203-879-8164 x 28 or kglendon@wolcottps.org

 

October 30th, 2011

Commentary: Should School Officials Use Ruse for Drug Search?

by LonSeidman

Just one week after Superintendant Macary’s contract was truncated and replaced by a new 3 year contract, the Waterbury Republican- American reported that a drug search took place at Wolcott High School. Students informed their parents that they were told that intruders were in the schools and they were locked in their classrooms until an announcement was made that it was only a drill. According to the Republican – American article, only Superintendant Macary and the High School principal knew about the drill beforehand. The article also says that Macary did not know about the ruse mentioned below.

By Rick Green
Hartford Courant – 10/22/11

At Wolcott High School one morning this week, an urgent announcement crackled over the intercom: a threatening intruder was in the building and students were told to immediately take refuge in classrooms.

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October 28th, 2011

Police Want Unused Drugs

by LonSeidman

For the past several years, a new public health concern has been raised about prescription medications getting into public water supplies. It does this when the prescriptions are flushed down the toilet, or even eroded away in landfills. Because prescriptions cause changed within our bodies by altering the way it fights infection and disease, it can have strongly negative consqeuences on fish and wildlife, and even humans as the water cycle progresses.

On Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, the Wolcott Police Dept. DEA, and CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse) will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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