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1 US MA: Tempers Flare Over Drug Case ActionsFri, 26 Dec 2008
Source:Groton Landmark (MA) Author:Comtois, Pierre Area:Massachusetts Lines:118 Added:12/27/2008

GROTON - Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee members clashed last week when Chairman Paul Funch revisited recent disciplinary action taken against several high school students.

Funch raised the subject unannounced, during the meeting's "questions and comments" segment, stating his belief that punishment meted out to the students was too harsh.

Four high school students were recently caught on school grounds in possession of marijuana and were suspended until the end of the current semester.

High School Principal Shelley Marcus Cohen had recommended expulsion for at least one of the students, but was later overruled by school Superintendent Alan Genovese.

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2 US MA: Parents Object To Action Over Marijuana BustFri, 12 Dec 2008
Source:Groton Landmark (MA) Author:Comtois, Pierre Area:Massachusetts Lines:87 Added:12/12/2008

GROTON -- Parents upset over disciplinary action taken against their children by the administration brought their grievances before the Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee in hopes of having the infractions expunged from their children's records.

The action was spurred by a recent incident in which four high school students were caught with marijuana on school grounds. Subject to disciplinary review, they were subsequently suspended from classes until the end of the current semester.

High School Principal Shelley Marcus Cohen had recommended expulsion for at least one of the students, but the expulsion was later overruled by Superintendent Alan Genovese.

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3 US MA: Petition Opposes Changes To Drug Enforcement RuleWed, 22 Dec 2004
Source:Groton Landmark (MA) Author:Comtois, Pierre Area:Massachusetts Lines:90 Added:12/22/2004

GROTON -- The Groton Dunstable Regional School Committee received without comment a statement signed by a number of former school officials opposing proposed changes in the district's policies regarding unannounced drug searches on school property.

The statement was read before the committee at its regular meeting last Wednesday by Groton resident and past School Committee member Chris Mills.

"We, the undersigned," began the statement, "wish to express our opposition to a district-wide substance abuse policy that diminishes or intrudes upon the ability of our district's administrators to respond to the threat of illegal drugs in our schools using strategies they judge to be best."

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4 US MA: K-9 Drug Searches Find Little Favor At HearingFri, 10 Dec 2004
Source:Groton Landmark (MA) Author:Comtois, Pierre Area:Massachusetts Lines:115 Added:12/10/2004

GROTON -- Students took center stage last Monday night at the high school's Black Box Theater when Groton Dunstable Regional School District officials held a special public hearing on proposed changes to the district's policy regarding drug and alcohol searches on school grounds.

"Everyone keeps saying that parents are on the front lines, that there's a war on drugs," said student Sean Rourke. "But students are."

While admitting that the school system's teachers and staff "were the biggest influence" in his life aside from his parents, 2002 graduate Seth Lawrence disagreed with the proposed policy that would allow unannounced searches for drugs or alcohol, including those performed by trained dogs.

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5 US MA: Officer Cathi Finds The Right Path Teaching DAREFri, 18 Jun 2004
Source:Groton Landmark (MA) Author:Comtois, Pierre Area:Massachusetts Lines:106 Added:06/21/2004

2004 Extraordinary Service Award Winner For Groton

GROTON -- The path to becoming a hero is not always obvious nor straight and narrow. Often, there can be many twists and turns along the way, and where one ends up is not always what was expected nor planned for.

Such was the case for Groton police Sgt. Cathi Glejzer, one of this year's recipients of Nashoba Publishing's Extraordinary Service Awards given for outstanding performance in the emergency services field. She was nominated by Groton Police Chief Robert Mulhern because of her work as the department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer, shift supervisor and sex-crime investigator.

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