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Drug-free school
Students pass surprise drug search
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Boyd Christian School’s campus was declared 100 percent drug free following a recent drug search that was conducted randomly. Principal Tabetha Sullens had the Tennessee Highway Patrol conduct the random drug inspection on the school campus.
State troopers had their drug detection dog to sniff out high school student vehicles and lockers for any illegal drugs. No drugs were found.
Sullens said, “I am very proud to honestly say we are clean on campus. When you send your child to Boyd, they are safe here. I plan to conduct unannounced, random drug searches and sweeps yearly to help ensure our safety.”
 Chief Deputy Danice Taylor and Capt. Deke Stone of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department also recently spoke to the middle and high school students at Boyd concerning the dangers of illicit drugs, specifically covering the risks and effects of marijuana, methamphetamine, and misuse of prescription medications.
Taylor said “I am thankful for the opportunities I have to speak with young people.  I want to help prevent as many people as possible from getting involved in drugs.”
Students were given an educational brochure with some of the effects of drug use listed.
The deputies also discussed the dangerous and illegal impacts of using, buying, stealing, or borrowing someone else’s prescription medications.
Substance abuse can lead to problems at school, home, work, in relationships, and can cause one to feel isolated, ashamed or helpless. The first step is to recognize there is a problem. If one is ready to make a change and willing to get help, he or she can overcome addiction and build a satisfying, drug-free life.