Police liaison operation gives Kingussie High School the all clear.

(Thursday 27 March) This was to establish whether there may be drugs-related activity present within the school population.

Head Teacher Ollie Bray has written to parents of the 420 pupils at the school to advise them of the joint operation which has concluded that the school was a drug free zone.

Mr Bray said: “This partnership operation with Police Scotland was carried out with the full permission of the Parent Council and The Highland Council’s Education, Culture and Sport Service.

“The operation - which complements our current Social Education programme - was part of our ongoing work in the local community designed to keep children safe and to reinforce the key message that schools are safe places for all.”

He added: “Kingussie High school is also working with the Badenoch and Strathspey Drug and Alcohol Forum and Grantown Grammar School on a series of Drugs and Alcohol Information Evenings throughout the valley, including events on:

  • 24 April at 7pm in Aviemore Primary School;
  • 28 April at 7pm in Grantown Grammar School; and
  • 15 May at 7pm in Kingussie High School.

Police in Badenoch and Strathspey would like to commend the actions and behaviour of pupils in Kingussie High School while they carried out a drugs scanning operation last Thursday.

Local officers attended the school along with a dog and handler in the joint operation between Police Scotland and The Highland Council.

Inspector Kevin Macleod said: "This operation is an excellent example of how schools supported by parents and the local council can work closely with the police with the aim of Keeping People Safe.  The pupils were a credit to the school in the way they reacted to this activity."

It is likely that the school will carry out another scanning operation with Police Scotland before the October Holidays.

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31 Mar 2014
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