Archive for Monday, September 18, 2006

Investigation continues into alleged drug usage at BHS

September 18, 2006

The Baldwin City Police Department and Baldwin School District officials are continuing to investigate the alleged use of illegally obtained prescription drugs by members of the Baldwin High School football team.

That investigation is ongoing, according to Supt. Paul Dorathy, and no information will be released until it is completed.

"They are still in the investigative stage," said Dorathy. "We're leaving Chief (Mike) McKenna as lead spokesman. I do know the high school administration is involved with the investigation, too."

McKenna and the police department have been investigating the situation since Tuesday. He isn't prepared to release any details yet.

"We have an ongoing investigation," said McKenna. "It would be premature for me to comment. It's our policy not to comment on ongoing investigations. I can say it involves Baldwin High School students."

He said he hopes to finish the investigation this week. Monday afternoon, he said it was not complete yet.

"I'm still waiting on reports," he said.

Dorathy said any information from the district will come through Bob Bezek, the district's attorney. He didn't have any additional information Monday.

"There is an investigation and we're working with the police department and because it's a school district matter and privacy matters are involved, we can't say much," said Bezek.

The Signal will update this story online as more information becomes available and stories and photos will be in this week's Signal.

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