IT WAS second time lucky for cops when they raided this school – and bad luck for pupils who tested positive for drugs.
When Gauteng community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane staged her first random raid at Joburg’s Riverlea Secondary School, police didn’t do any tests or find anything.
But when the MEC went there yesterday pupils were shocked when told to bring back urine samples.
Dagga, a hubbly bubbly, crystal meth glass pipes, cigarettes and lighters were found at the school.
Cops said 12 boys tested positive for drugs. Three of the 12 were said to be trespassing as they were on suspension.
Police took a 16-year-old boy who allegedly sold weed at school to point out people who gave him the dagga to sell.
The police searched for people pushing drugs to pupils but they escaped.
The MEC said: “Today we came back for a second time for the random search.
“We have found quite a lot of drugs and utensils that pupils use to smoke.”
The MEC said parents and stakeholders would be called to a meeting to work out how to fix the drug problem at the school.
She said she was concerned about two boys at the school who she wanted to help.
They would be taken to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Rehabilitation Centre as soon as it had beds available.
The MEC pleaded with the community to help police and point out houses they suspected drug dealers operated from.