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Drugs on a bus, students arrested

Three CedarBridge Academy students were arrested yesterday after a bus driver told Police he thought he smelt marijuana.

CBA board chairman Larry Mussenden confirmed the students were arrested at the Prospect Police Headquarters at 8.20am.

A Police spokesman said: “Whilst enroute to the school, the bus driver allegedly smelled marijuana and stopped the bus at the nearest police premises.

“Police officers arrived on the scene a short time later and were alerted to the suspected drug use. As a result, the officers searched the bus with the assistance of a police K9 unit and a quantity of suspected controlled drug was seized.

“Three students were subsequently arrested; two on suspicion of possessing a controlled drug and one for using offensive words.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to commend the actions of the bus driver who proactively dealt with the situation, notifying police at the earliest opportunity and driving the bus to a police premises so that necessary action could be taken.

“Inquiries into this incident are ongoing.”

Director of the Public Transportation Board Dan Simons said yesterday he was not aware of the incident and could not comment.

Mr Mussenden said CedarBridge has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drugs and the majority of students are hard working.

He added that the bus continued on to the public school where classes were held as normal.

He added: “The board would like to remind everybody that the school has high expectations and that the majority of CedarBridge Academy students do reach those expectations.”

He said the school has policies in place to deal with students who break the student code of conduct.

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Published December 15, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 15, 2010 at 7:09 am)

Drugs on a bus, students arrested

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