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Police need parents help to fight drugs in schools

Eugene Bell Eugene Bell

School resource officers in Valdosta were reminding parents Wednesday that they need their help to fight drug activity in schools.

On Monday, a student at J.L. Newbern Middle School was arrested for having marijuana on him at school.

Valdosta Police Department Cmdr. Eugene Bell is in charge of the resource officers and said this is an issue in schools nationwide, but parents can help by being more aware of their children's activities.

"Make sure your children are doin' the right thing. Don't assume anything," Cmdr. Bell emphasized. "I've spoken to a lot of parents over the years. I've had a lot of parents tell me, 'you know what, I don't check my son or daughter's room because that's their room.' And I've told 'em, 'no, that's your room.'"

As of Wednesday, the student was charged with possession of marijuana and was expected face trial in juvenile court.

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