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LETTER: Marijuana being sold to Las Vegas middle school students

Posted at 9:24 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 12:26:02-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to a letter sent home to the parents of students at Cadwallader Middle School, high school students are selling edible marijuana and tobacco products to the school's students at a nearby park.

The letter was sent home to parents on Wednesday. A copy of the letter is below.

Greetings Cadwallader Families!

We have two items for your attention. First of all, The FINAL day to purchase a Yearbook online is Monday, February 24th. Yearbooks may be purchased at www.jostens.com [jostens.com] for $45.

Secondly, we have received multiple reports of students using tobacco and marijuana products at and around the Centennial/Butterfly Park. We also have reports of high school students selling Puff Bars (tobacco vapes) and edible marijuana to our students. One of these instances resulted in a student becoming unresponsive after ingesting a product and being rushed to the hospital over the weekend. Please take a moment to have a conversation with all of your children regarding the negative effects these products can have on an adolescent developing brain. We always recommend that students do not hang out at the park unsupervised, particularly before and after school. If you hear about or observe any illegal activity taking place in our city parks or the community, please report it immediately to law enforcement.

William Rullis
Assistant Principal
Cadwallader Middle School

The middle school is located near West Elkhorn Road and North Tenaya Way.

In January 2019, a student of the school was reportedly kidnapped, held at gunpoint and raped.

In 2017, several students of the school were cited for sexting.