Damascus High Principal Sees No Evidence of Rampant Drug Abuse

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    Following News4’s reports last week on the spike in heroin overdoses in Montgomery County, the principal of a high school mentioned said she does not know of a problem at the school. (Published Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013)

    Following News4’s reports last week on the spike in heroin overdoses in Montgomery County, the principal of a high school mentioned said she does not know of a problem at the school.

    There have been at least 13 overdose deaths from heroin in Montgomery County since June.

    Former Damascus High School student Mary Evans said drugs are used at school and that school leaders won't admit there's a problem.

    Principal Jennifer Webster emailed all parents saying she has not seen evidence of a rampant drug abuse problem but she appreciates the former student's efforts to raise awareness.

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    Webster invited Evans and Lisa Lowe, a parent News4 spoke to whose son is a heroin addict, to a meeting at the school Wednesday morning.

    Evans wants Narcotics Anonymous meetings to be held at school to help students.

    Webster will hold an informational meeting at the school in January about "the state of drug use in our community."

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