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June 27, 2019
Chicago moves to lessen discipline for drugs or alcohol in schools
Students caught smoking weed, for example, will no longer face the possibility of expulsion.
May 23, 2019
Aurora used drug-sniffing dogs 28 times at schools — and community is asking why
A high school student was tackled and handcuffed at an Aurora school last month after a drug-sniffing dog found marijuana edibles in his backpack.
October 21, 2011
This week's safe schools snippets
Poudre School District pulls out stops for Safe Schools Week, but deals with increase in drug use - Schools' reaction to suicides may do more harm than good - School discipline changes move forward in Colo. - What works to end bullying - Shakespeare? - Denver elementary school student brings loaded gun to class.
October 19, 2011
Ask an Expert: Teens and substance abuse.
A dad is trying to get ready to send his son to high school next year, and he wonders about the latest trends in drug and alcohol use among teens. The good news: smoking and boozing are down. The bad news: marijuana use is going up. The jury's out on whether alcohol-soaked Gummi bears are the latest teen trend.
July 18, 2011
Find your school's drug offense history
Wonder how much of a drug problem your child's school might have? Look up the numbers in this interactive database. You'll find out the total number of drug incidents - as well as the number of students suspended or expelled.
March 9, 2011
Ask an Expert: Spotting and handling signs of LSD use
Acid is one of the street names for lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) - also known as “blotter” and “dots.” LSD is a synthetic hallucinogen with no legitimate medical use. An expert gives you tips on what to do if you believe a teen you know is using it.
March 2, 2011
Survey: Colorado youngsters fitter, safer
A survey of Colorado students shows a healthier, less at-risk group of teens than in the past, but there's still reason to worry.
February 8, 2011
Ask an Expert: How do I know if my child's school is safe?
It's important to remember that schools are among the safest places your child spends time each day. Schools work hard to maintain that high level of safety and you as a parent can help, too. Read this post to find out how to ensure safety at your child's school.
January 21, 2011
Week of 1/17/11: Safe schools snippets
Bullet found at Highlands Ranch elementary, no guns at school board meetings in Greeley, foundation aims to make schools safer, South HS student drugged by "candy," Colorado Department of Education seeks money to track arrests.
November 9, 2010
Schools report sharp rise in drug incidents
Some educators blame the proliferation of medical marijuana in Colorado for 30 and 40 percent increases in drug-related offenses, suspensions and expulsions.
October 1, 2010
Safe schools: News wrap up
Get details about a substance abuse resource fair at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Highlands Ranch. And on the creepy front this week, see these stories about a wacky substitute teacher at a Denver charter school who - students say - made lewd comments and tried to lock them in a classroom, and another tale of icky behavior on Facebook targeting former Columbine High School students. A reminder to be vigilant about Internet safety.
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