Heroin Found in NY Elementary School Bathroom, Again

Police in Fallsburg say a group of school employees has hired lawyers and stopped cooperating

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014  |  Updated 6:37 AM EDT
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Heroin Found in Elementary School Bathroom, Again

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Police in New York are investigating and parents have been notified after heroin has been found for the second time in an elementary school bathroom.

Fallsburg police say the latest discovery at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School was on Feb. 11, when a baggie of heroin was found in the men's room. That came several weeks after heroin and needles were found in the same bathroom.

Police have examined surveillance footage to identify eight adults who used the bathroom before the latest finding.

Fallsburg police said one of those people was a contract worker who does occupational therapy at the school. He volunteered a urine sample.

The others, police said, have stopped cooperating and hired lawyers. 

Superintendent Ivan Katz wrote in a letter to parents that was posted on the school's website that the drugs were immediately reported to police and that a criminal investigation is underway.

"We are committed to providing schools for students, staff and the community that are safe and free from illegal drugs," Katz said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Fallsburg police at 845-434-4422

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