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Lee school officials warn of drug problem

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A student at Lee County High School was charged Tuesday morning, after school resource officers found a small amount of marijuana on the student in a crackdown.

School officials say it's become a growing problem in both the middle and high school building.

Since the first of the year, nearly a dozen tribunals have been held for students in Lee County middle and high schools over drugs found on school property. School Resource officers say in the high school it's mostly been marijuana.

In the middle and ninth grade academy they're concerned about prescription drugs circulating between students.  

"More of the just giving it away to try and be the life of the party or to get someone high, we've seen a little bit of the transfer of money," said Dr. Jamie Horne, Lee County 9th Grade Academy Principal.

"They like to flash it, show it to other kids and a lot of the kids if they see it they'll come and tell us about it and tell us where they got it at," said Leesburg Police Sgt. Jason Anthony.

Both School Resource Officers and School Officials encourage parents to go through their student's rooms and bags.

They also want them to check prescription drugs that may be at home to see if any are missing. The school system has a zero tolerance policy for drugs.

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