A Wayne Highlands Middle School student has been excluded from school for a drug violation.

The in-school incident, which occurred in December, resulted in a 180-exclusion, with the student out for the rest of the school year and part of next.


A Wayne Highlands Middle School student has been excluded from school for a drug violation.
The in-school incident, which occurred in December, resulted in a 180-exclusion, with the student out for the rest of the school year and part of next.
The Wayne Highlands School Board approved the disciplinary measure at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
School superintendent Tom Jenkins declined to name the substance or details in the case.
Asked if they see a lot of violations at the middle school age, sixth through eighth grade, Jenkins said, “We tend to see a few every year. As students get older and get into middle school and high school is when they may start experimenting with things.”    
 Jenkins said, “Any exclusion from school is regretted but necessary. And we hope there are no others.”
The district has experienced three cases of controlled substance/ weapons violations this year, down from last year's total of 14.
“We have 2970 students. So three is about 1/10 of 1 percent. We would prefer not to have any,” Jenkins said.