Holyoke student to be disciplined after being found in possession of heroin

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Holyoke High School student was arrested after being found with heroin on school grounds.

Holyoke Public Schools want parents to know they are taking this heroin arrest seriously and that the student will be punished.

The school district sent a letter to parents informing them that a student was acting suspiciously outside Holyoke High School near Mackenzie Field last Friday morning. 

Executive Principal Stephen Mahoney said he and another staff member discovered the heroin when they went to check on the student.

One Holyoke parent fears more students could be using heroin. “It’s concerning for other students having to be around that and have never been introduced to it before,” Jessica Lemere said. “It makes me wonder how many other kids are actually doing it.”

Holyoke Public Schools Communication Director Judy Taylor told 22News the student was taken into police custody and will be disciplined in accordance with the Holyoke schools of code of conduct.

A Holyoke student who is found in possession of heroin and other illegal drugs could face a number of consequences including suspension and expulsion.

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