Top Schools On Spot As Two More Students Are Napped With Bhang On Reporting Day.
The Kisii High School Principals has caught the eyes of many Kenyans after the normal routine program of frisking students’ items on reporting day changed unexpectedly after deploying police officers and Dogs trained to detect narcotics during the exercise.
During the thorough frisking exercise, the Sniff Dogs trained to detect narcotics busted out several rolls of bhang.
The two Kisii high school students are in police custody after the institution’s administration found them in possession of bhang during a surprise search on the day of its inauguration.
One of the students squeezed 10 rolls of cannabis sativa into a medicine wrapper, while the other stuffed the drug into a repackaged tea leaves bag.
The opening day’s searches at the school took a different turn on Tuesday after the administration sought the services of police officers and their sniffer dogs.
Drug-detection dogs busted 10 rolls of bhang hidden in the medicine pack. The master, tame and defeated, had a hard time convincing.
The school administration’s decision to use dogs was informed by discussions at a head teacher’s conference in Mombasa, which cited substance abuse as one of the major causes of indiscipline in schools.
Fred Mogaka, the school’s principal, said: “We want to say this is the way to go, even if the come any time during reporting day”.
The second case was of a student who bought tea bags, emptied their contents and replaced them with cannabis; Had there not been sniffer dogs, both the teachers would have easily been spared from the security checks.
The parents who witnessed the discovery expressed satisfaction that they are now certain that their children are in safe hands.
Richard Ayenda said: “Drugs have been a menace in school, and I fully support it if this is the only way to ban drugs and prevent them from entering the institution.”
A wave of indiscipline in schools, characterized mainly by arson attacks, at the end of last year caused concern across the country, with parents and teachers looking for solutions to stop it, which is increasingly, it was getting dangerous and expensive.
A week ago, secondary school heads in Mombasa proposed drug testing for students among several measures to curb indiscipline in schools.
Both the students were separated from the rest of the students and are currently in custody before appearing in court.