Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Marijuana 'incidents' on the rise at Manitou Springs High School

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As first reported by KKTV-TV, officials at Manitou Springs High School say they've encountered 14 instances of students relating something about marijuana on school grounds. A message left in response to a call from the Indy from district superintendent Tim Miller confirms the numbers.

"I will say I have not seen the on-air report but you can link to a written report on their website as we speak," Miller says. "And I’d say the facts as it relates to the number of incidents in there is accurate."

The 14 marijuana encounters are a lot more than the previous seven-year average of around one per month, the TV station says. However, it doesn't necessarily mean a student was possessing pot on school grounds.

"Some incidents could be as simple as going to get high on school property, and it’s overheard by faculty," says Miller. "Some of them could take that form, but I don’t know. I guess we’d have to get with our attorney if we can go into details beyond what any of the others are for.

"I think most of them, and I’d have to double check with the high school folks, are probably with the usage thing, but again some of them are just talking about it."

The news comes a few months after the opening of recreational-marijuana store Maggie's Farm, whose fate will be determined by a November vote on allowing RMJ sales to continue in Manitou Springs. The store recently said it has contributed over $200,000 in tax revenue to the city.

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