Staff at Hubbard Schools could spend their in-service day on Friday by taking part in a health fair.
One aspect of that was an education course with the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force. Officers passed around examples of bad drugs so teachers could see what they look like.
The culture has changed over the years, from sneaking a beer to dangerous drugs, which are much easier to hide. Edible marijuana is the next big wave because it can easily look like candy.
“We’re actually going through and educating them on what the drugs look like, feel like, what they’re packaged like so they have an idea what they’re looking for if it should come into the schools,” said Larry McLaughlin from the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force.
The task force said they are willing to partner with any school to help keep kids safe.