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Students arrested over alleged drug possession

A handful of CedarBridge Academy students were today arrested for alleged drug possession.CBA board chairman Larry Mussenden confirmed that some students from the senior school were arrested before their arrival at the school this morning.He told The Royal Gazette the students were on board a school bus travelling to the Devonshire public school shortly before their arrest.He would not go into the details of the incident but said: “The board understands the bus went to [Prospect Police headquarters] and the students were detained. The majority of the students continued on to school.”Mr Mussenden added that the school has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drugs and the majority of students are hard working.This afternoon a Police spokesman said: “Around 8.20am on Tuesday, Police responded to a report of suspicious activity onboard a school bus. Whilst enroute to the school, the bus driver allegedly smelled marijuana and stopped the bus at the nearest Police premises.“Police officers arrived on 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 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.”For more detail on this story see tomorrow's Royal Gazette