Drug-related incident at ACHS investigated

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By Shane Farley
April 20, 2017 - 11:48:47 pm

Local police and Ark City school administrators are continuing to investigate an alleged drug-related incident that was reported last week at the high school.

USD 470 Superintendent Dr. Ron Ballard issued a statement today in regard to questions from KSOK News and NewsCow about reports that some students had been disciplined as a result of an investigation.

“The ACHS administration, along with the ACPD, has been conducting an investigation related to an alleged drug possession incident that was reported last week. Specifics regarding the situation and those involved are still being investigated at this time,” Ballard said in an email. “We have a deep concern when the presence of controlled substances threatens the safety and well-being of our students and compromises the quality of life in our community.”

Ballard did not specifically address whether any disciplinary action had taken place.

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