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Drug laced candies cause scare in Kolkata schools; security stepped up

Drug menace is new scare in Kolkata schools, which have been now forced to step up security in and outside their premises. The reports of drug laced candies being sold near the schools has caused panic amongst the parents, school administration and local administration alike. Central Modern School Principal Nabarun Dey said that they have requested schools to put up their personnel near the gates and keep an eye on hawkers selling food items during breaks and after school hours.

Recent media reports had claimed that dealers sold candies, laced with narcotics, to unsuspecting students outside their school premises. “School staff will mingle with hawkers to spot unknown faces and also look out for any new items being sold. The health of our students is of paramount importance to us and we want to assure guardians about full-proof measures taken to ensure the safety of their wards,” Mr Dey said.

Another member of the Association, Ranjan Mitter, said his institution will issue notices to the parents cautioning them of the threat. “But we hadn’t come across any such incident,” Mr Mitter added. While some 200 schools, affiliated to the Association, have undertaken this preventive measure, they are yet to come across any evidences of these sweets being sold.

Recent media reports had revealed that dealers sold candies, laced with narcotics, to unsuspecting students outside their school premises. “School staff will mingle with hawkers to spot unknown faces and also look out for any new items being sold. The health of our students is of paramount importance to us and we want to assure guardians about full-proof measures taken to ensure the safety of their wards,” Mr Dey said.

 

 

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