Pubdate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Source: Penticton Herald (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017 The Okanagan Valley Group of Newspapers
Author: Joy Lang
Page: A9


Dear editor: It was shocking to read that a parent and her
nine-year-old child had to take on the drug-needle problem in our
school grounds (Western News, Dec. 12).

That secret Queen's Park shed should never have been secret in the
first place. What with such a fuss being made about possible marijuana
shops anywhere within sight of schools, how can discarded needles go
on being all over the place, right at those schools?

Wendy Hyer, school district superintendent, seems not to realize what
her priorities should be, and therefore what we are paying her for.

She doesn't know if additional police patrols are being done around
KVR; should she know?

Also, Hyer says we need to be supporting and helping "folks with
mental health and substance abuse problems." Her duty, and the school
board's, is to help and support our students before they join "those
folks," just from seeing needles and such as normal.

Joy Lang

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