WAIMEA SCHOOLS & COUNTY POLICE TO HOST FAMILY-COMMUNITY DRUG SAFETY BRIEFING - 4-5 P.M., MON., FEB. 8 – ALL INVITED
Substance abuse is again causing safety concerns for Waimea children, families, kupuna and the community in general, so Waimea Middle School’s Local Advisory Panel (LAP), in partnership with Waimea Elementary School, will hold a drug education briefing from 4-5 p.m., Mon., Feb. 8, 2016 in the school cafeteria.
Presenting the briefing will be Hawai’i County Vice Officer Eddie Lewis with his drug dog Bo. Joining the presentation will be WMS’ new School Resource Officer Nelson Cacho, and representatives of several substance abuse counseling programs available to Waimea residents.
The presentation is free and the entire school-community is invited.
“Drugs can damage young brains that are still developing up to the age of 25. They interfere with student safety and academic focus as well as social well-being. They can cause abuse of family and friends including kupuna, spawn theft, automobile accidents, death and suicide. Also, there are new drugs and concoctions on the street and there’s growing abuse of prescription drugs. For all these reasons, the two Waimea schools are inviting families and community residents to the talk-story to help keep children and families safe."
The briefing will be a part of Waimea Middle School’s monthly Local Advisory Panel meeting. Once the drug briefing is completed, LAP members will hold their regular monthly meeting from 5-6 p.m. and all are welcome to sit in on this discussion.
For more information, call Waimea Middle School (887-6090 Ext. 222).