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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Tobacco, Drugs and Alcohol

The Principal shall immediately suspend a pupil who on school grounds sells, uses, possesses or aids in the procurement of narcotics or restricted drugs, including marijuana or any material purported to be such, during a time school is in session or any time during a school activity. “Narcotics” includes opiates, hallucinogenic substances, marijuana, barbiturates, heroin, morphine, alcohol, tranquilizers, amphetamines, glue and other solvent-containing substances and those substances listed by schedules in the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act. The punishment will be in accordance with School Board Policy. The Principal may then proceed with the necessary steps provided in the School Laws of Pennsylvania.

Students are not permitted to smoke or carry a lighted object or substance in the school buildings or on school property. This policy will also be in effect while students are traveling on school buses. Students found smoking outside of the school buildings on the school grounds will also be suspended from school.

Tobacco and products that contain nicotine in any form are prohibited on school grounds.

Students are not permitted to possess or use tobacco or related products such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, vapor pens, juul products, snuff, snus or chewing tobacco in or on school property or at school activities. Tobacco products are not permitted in any form in school under any circumstances.