"What we have found to be more common, is banned prescription drugs, as far as that age group," he said. "I'm not saying [drug possession by Evans students] happens a lot, but it's typically a prescription drug that belongs to a family member, not them. Proactively, we've done a lot to educate our students on the dangers of misusing over-the-counter or prescription drugs and the legality of those issues."
And the trouble facing a student accused of having a bong with drug residue?
"There are two separate categories there. The school has board policy. We'll follow [that], which does involve suspension or, at times, expulsion. The district will issue appropriate consequences," Eidahl said. "On a separate issue ... because it was illegal, we do notify police and they take it from there. The police will follow whatever steps they see fit."
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