A recent Philadelphia Inquirer article got it wrong, according to a school representative who said the school allows parents to opt-in to a student drug-testing program.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A company that will soon handle testing at Saint Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia already does testing at the Malvern school.
Update 2/20/13 5pm: The Inquirer article's claim that Malvern Prep has a universal drug-testing program is incorrect, according to Malvern Prep's Director of Strategic Marketing, Monique Kelly. As noted below, the school has an opt-in program for students in the high school, in which parents decide whether their children should be tested for drug use. About one-third of the students' parents have opted into the program, Kelly said. The Inquirer has updated the online version of its article, without noting the change. Original story continues below. An article published Friday on philly.com states Malvern Prep has a universal drug-testing policy. The article, Saint Joe's Prep to begin hair-sample drug testing on students, mentions …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The search, which sent the schools into lockdown, was scheduled in advance and not caused by an emergent situation.
Great Valley High School and Middle School went into lockdown Thursday morning as drug-sniffing police dogs roamed the hallways, checking lockers. According to Dan Goffredo, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and Pupil Services, the search was scheduled in advance and the dogs did not find anything illicit. "We've used state police for the last few years to come in and do inspections in the high school and middle school. They did both buildings today," said Goffredo, who was the high school principal until this school year. Keep up on breaking news by liking Malvern Patch on Facebook. The searches take roughly 20 to 30 minutes per building, as multiple German shepherds search lockers and athletic locker rooms. During that …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
After Felix Vazquez was pulled over for speeding in Charlestown Township, state police found a kilo of cocaine hidden in his vehicle.
A 40-year-old Reading man pleaded guilty to cocaine possession with intent to distribute, after a March 19 traffic stop in Charlestown revealed a stash of cocaine in his vehicle. According to the criminal complaint, Vazquez was told he was free to go after being issued a warning for speeding and window tint, but he kept answering questions and agreed to a search of his Lincoln Navigator. Below is the full press release from the Chester County District Attorney's office: Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the conviction of Felix Vazquez for drug dealing. The defendant pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute over a kilogram of cocaine. The defendant was sentenced to 9-20 years in state prison. The defendant …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
An undercover operation by the Chester County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force led to the seizure of 11 pounds of marijuana and a sports car, according to the report.
A Colorado man was arrested in East Whiteland earlier this month by a county drug task force, according to an article posted Wednesday on philly.com. District Attorney said Aaron J. Rosenbaum, 25, of Colorado Springs, should have stayed out of Chester County: On Feb. 3, Rosenbaum handed 11 pounds of marijuana to an undercover officer in East Whiteland Township, leading to his apprehension, said Hogan. Calling the defendant "a multi-state dealer, trafficking in large amounts of drugs, and making a substantial profit," Hogan said Rosenbaum was arrested in Missouri in 2011 for drug-related charges and sexual misconduct, charges that are still pending. According to the article, the Chester County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Anthony Dennis allegedly supplied cocaine to dealers throughout the Main Line.
A Tredyffrin barber was among 27 people facing drug charges after a crackdown initiated by the Montgomery County District attorney's office. According to Tredyffrin-Easttown Patch: According to a news release from District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, Anthony Dennis, 39, was charged in connection with running a drug front out of barbershop Heads Up in Tredyffrin. Township police began investigating Dennis in 2008 at his business at 932 Upper Gulph Road in Wayne. The investigation, code named "Operation Heads Up," expanded to include Chester County, Montgomery County, state and federal agencies. Dennis allegedly supplied cocaine to dealers throughout the Main Line. Read the full article at full article and a follow-up interview with the …