By Tom Scheeler, Citrus Heights–
The recent local news story about a new, allegedly “highly addictive” drug being sold at Mesa Verde High School casts this school and our community and the City of Citrus Heights in a very unfavorable light.
Drug manufacture, sale and use is unfortunately a problem locally and across the nation. I feel that rather than Mesa Verde staff getting kudos in the story for giving school parents a warning about the circulation of the new drug, the take away was “Mesa Verde High School, Citrus Heights, California, new ‘highly addictive drug.'”
This news article is getting picked up by news organizations around the world i.e. England, Africa, Russia! I feel that we, the City of Citrus Heights, must respond.
I am not denying there apparently is a problem that must be addressed, but as a city and community, I think we need to stick up for “one of our own” and publicly state that the Citrus Heights community stands behind our Citrus Heights Mesa Verde students and our Citrus Heights Mesa Verde High School. -Tom Scheeler, Citrus Heights
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