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Primary school asks parents not to smoke cannabis when dropping children off

Police are working with the school to crack down on the issue.

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A PRIMARY SCHOOL in England has sent a letter to parents about drug use after some of them were reportedly seen smoking cannabis as they dropped their children off.

St John’s in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, issued the letter after other parents reported the sightings.

The Bolton News has published the letter, which asks parents to “set an appropriate example” for their children.

“This is a serious safeguarding concern and if further complaints are brought to our attention, we will notify the relevant authorities. We have informed the community police service and they are likely to be keeping a close eye on the situation.”

A Greater Manchester Police told BBC News: “The policing team will be working closely with the school and anyone found to be engaging in such activity will be dealt with accordingly by the police.”

Headteacher Jason Harvey told the Bolton News:

Our deputy head had a couple of concerned parents come in … and that’s why we sent the letter out. They have noticed it going on when they were bringing their children into school in the morning. We don’t know how many parents were seen using cannabis.

“There are lots of really, really great parents and we want everyone to remember that this is a school. I can’t legislate for people’s actions outside but this is a place of learning. There are things are appropriate and things that aren’t.”

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