Nine Pulaski High School students were recently expelled from the Pulaski Community School District for distributing prescription drugs on school grounds.
School administrators found out about the activities after students, who were concerned about the well-being of their classmates using controlled substances, came forward. We are proud of our students who stepped up to be leaders within the high school for doing what’s right and bringing this to our attention. These students may have saved the life of a classmate by coming forward.
Since the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year, the district has worked hard to implement “Pulaski PRIDE,” a comprehensive effort endorsed by the PCSD School Board to increase the positive choices available to our students, allowing them to live healthier, happier and more successful lives, by addressing the challenge through education, engagement, and intervention. We will continue to increase our efforts to educate, engage, and intervene to keep our student body safe.
Parents: please take the time to educate yourself and spread the word about the dangerous consequences of experimenting with prescription drugs, and please encourage your student(s) to speak to a teacher, counselor or administrator if they are aware of any unsafe, or potentially dangerous situations, both inside and outside of school.
Working together, we can bring this abuse to a halt.
Filed under: 2012-2013