Thursday, January 14, 2010

FIREWORKS & DRUGS @ ODYSSEY ACADEMY

 
MPNNews Reports:
Brandon Smith, 17, of 1471 Ridgeway Ave., Greece, and Jeffrey Wong, 17, of 241 Alfonso Drive, Greece, were arrested Jan. 4 at Greece Odyssey Academy. Smith was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana after security officers allegedly found marijuana in his possession. Wong was charged with unlawfully dealing of fireworks after security allegedly found fireworks in his possession.

SCATS ~~ Fireworks!? That has the potential to blow up, like a bomb! Is this student being dealt with the same as someone who brought a bomb or weapon to school? It doesn't sound like it! Why not?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good grief! Fireworks? Thank god nothing happened!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. It's helpful to know our cars are not safe parked at restaurants or the mall in Greece.
And is it possible that the items found in the lockers were part of a random search? Do they still use the dogs for those random searches? Wasn't Jan 4th the first day back at school so maybe the stuff was found over the holiday and brought to the police attention after the students returned? Or was it part of a New Year resolution on the part of the principal at Odyssey to do a sweep? If there was a problem at Odyssey it could be tenfold at the other schools.

SCATS said...

To 12:58PM ~~ It does not mention lockers. That's your assumption. It's possible these students got in trouble for something else and the drugs and fireworks were found as a result of attention to that other activity.

My understanding is that Greece PD no longer does the searches using dogs. Regardless that, Odyssey School wasn't subjected to the same searches as other buildings in the past. The reason being that when the lockers are in the classrooms, you can't have the dogs getting that close to the students & teachers.

Anonymous said...

With Odyssey they will be able to ship these trouble makers off to another school, correct?

Anonymous said...

But what a coincidence 2 in one day. More is being publicized now and we might hear about other incidents at the other schools too.

Anonymous said...

They should be shipped to Olympia.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we're only hearing about this because its not the D&C who reported about it? Meghan reports what interests her right?

Anonymous said...

You talked about fireworks and grass as if it's the end of the world. What about a gun at Edision.

Anonymous said...

3:49- I am sure that you can find drugs in all the Greece high schools.Kids can get in trouble regardless of where they go to school. If anything it would be covered up at the elite Odyssey Academy. And why should they be shipped off to Olympia anyway.

Anonymous said...

GPD no longer has dogs due to a little Union action a number of years back. Greece has to call in dogs from MCSO. Remember that when you get the phone call asking you to donate to the Uniform Patrolmen's Association so they can eat a free dinner.

Any drug dog taken into a secondary school would need weeks of rehab!

Anonymous said...

Even the kid of Odyssey's principal got in trouble for possession of grass several years ago. The difference is that at Odyssey they don't ruin the kid's life forever after one indiscretion. At the other schools they love making an example out of some poor unconnected teens. Now you know why the wait lists stay so long.

Anonymous said...

It was oregano and sparklers for God's sake. Loczynski says so.