SCPS and SCSO partner for vaping and drug initiative

ryan lingle

Shenandoah County Public Schools and Sheriff’s Office are partnering up to help inform students and parents about the dangers of vaping and drugs according to a recent announcement.

The school district and sheriff’s office will also review their current Memorandum of Understanding to ensure clear collaboration protocols are in place if a student overdoses.

The announcement also highlighted Governor Youngkin’s executive order in November that requires schools to notify parents within 24 hours of a school-connected overdose.

Both organizations released a Public Service Announcement along with the updates which focused on the dangers of Fentanyl and brought up the recent arrest in Shenandoah County of an individual with 3,500 fentanyl pills and the discovery of fentanyl in a student’s vehicle by a security officer earlier this school year.

A link to the full PSA is available here.

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WCSO targets underage sales of tobacco and alcohol

Warren County Sheriff's Office

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office conducted a focused enforcement effort regarding the sales of alcohol, tobacco, and vaping products to underage people.

Deputies from the School Resource Division coordinated with a trusted young adult to conduct compliance checks on 12 local businesses.

Only 3 of those actually properly checked ID and disallowed the sale.

These businesses were thanked for their compliance while clerks at the other stores were issued a summons.

The sheriff’s office plans to continue these compliance checks through the summer.

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