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Stoughton Officials Train to Help Impaired Students

Officials underwent training to help students who come to school while impaired.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Several officials from Stoughton recently underwent training as part of a full-day "Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals" seminar, Stoughton Police announced Wednesday.

The seminar, sponsored by Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey and held on Jan. 28, was aimed at training officials in improving school safety and security across the Norfolk District in regards to substance abuse and helping students who arrive to school while impaired. 

About 60 principals, nurses and police school and juvenile officers from 23 Norfolk County municipalities attended the training, including six officials from Stoughton. 

“When a student is running into problems with drugs, you need to know what you are dealing with,” Morrissey said in a statement. “Different drugs provide different forms of intoxication and different symptoms. Speech patterns, statements, coordination, pupil dilation. And they may require different intervention by school officials.”

The following Stoughton officials took part in the training:

  • Stoughton Police School Resource Officers Sheanna Isabel and Robert Kuhn
  • O'Donnell Middle School assistant principal David Guglia
  • Stoughton High School Assistant Principals Michael O'Neil and Denise Webster
  • Stoughton High School Teacher Derek Small

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