DRUG ABUSE: Police Probe Dominican Convent High School
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is investigating the case of drug abuse at Dominican Convent High School in Harare following the suspension of eight learners for violating the school’s drug policy.
The school recently expelled eight Form Six girls for abusing drugs at the 2023 U6 leadership camp which was held in Nyanga from the 12th to the 15th of January.
ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said investigations are now underway to ascertain what happened. He said:
We are conducting investigations to find out what happened because no report had been made before.
As we speak, our team from the CID is there to find out what really happened and we will issue a comprehensive statement.
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Drug dealers are reportedly using social media, mainly Instagram to market drugs they in turn package as cakes, chocolates, and biscuits they deliver at the school entrance.
A former student at the school told Business Times that the latest development is only the tip of the iceberg adding drug abuse is widespread. Said the former student:
We have seen this happening and drugs being brought in and out of the school where someone creates an Instagram page where they market these substances as cakes or anything but with weed or some kind of drug inside and they deliver at the school gate.
It is really everywhere and I think now it is out there because the school has issued a statement and some were caught but it is really everywhere with some schools calling in sniffer dogs. It everywhere.