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Heroin found for 2nd time in N.Y. elementary school restroom

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Police are investigating after heroin was found for the second time in a men's restroom at an elementary school in upstate New York.

Fallsburg police said a baggie of heroin was found in the men's room at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School on Feb. 11, just weeks after heroin and needles were found in the same restroom, a local NBC affiliate reported.

Surveillance footage showed eight different adults using the restroom before the latest discovery, the report said.

Only one school worker volunteered a urine sample, while the others hired lawyers on the advice of their union, said Police Chief Simmie Williams.

"The Fallsburg Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation of these incidents," Superintendent Ivan Katz wrote in a letter to parents. "We are fully cooperating with the police in this investigation and, in order not to interfere with that investigation, cannot comment further at this time. We are most appreciative of the Fallsburg Police Department's efforts and support. We are committed to providing schools for students, staff, and the community that are safe and free from illegal drugs."

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