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Parents upset after drugs found in kindergarten class

Ever since drugs were found inside the backpack of a kindergarten student at a Chowchilla school earlier this month, a host of questions have been raised as to why parents of students in the classroom as well as across the district weren’t notified.

Though authorities and the Chowchilla Unified School District remain tight-lipped with details about what exactly happened on Dec. 5 — in order to protect the student in question, they said — the official story is as follows.

On that day, a student entered Stephen’s Elementary School with unidentified drugs in his backpack.

As the students in his class were putting away their belongings the teacher discovered the drugs, and “within two minutes from start to finish” according to superintendent Charles Martin, confiscated them and took them to the principal, who later handed them over to the Chowchilla Police Department...


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