Drugs were found inside an elementary school in Fallsburg. Police say it didn't happen just once, but twice inside the school's faculty bathroom. Time Warner Cable News Reporter Jessica Chen has the details.
FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- Be Responsible, Be safe. It's the banner greeting those at Benjamin Coser Elementary School in Fallsburg.
But one dad feels the school is doing anything but that.
"It’s unreasonable, it’s unacceptable and something should be done immediately," he said.
According to police, heroin and needles were found inside the school. Not just once, but twice.
According to the superintendent, Ivan Katz, he said the drugs were found inside the men's faculty bathroom at the elementary school. The first time it was found was just before winter break.
And just last Tuesday more drugs were found inside the same bathroom.
Katz said the drugs were found by a school employee and a school police officer.
Fallsburg police said school surveillance video show six teachers and a teacher's aide going into the bathroom. The seven were asked to take drug tests, but police said they all refused because their union and attorneys advised them not too.
"I've had issues that involved drugs before and each time it happens, no matter how often we’ve dealt with it, it still has a level of importance that needs to be addressed immediately," said Katz.
The superintendent said the employees in question are still working at the school.
"I’m going to wait for the police investigation to finish and then once I have that information then the school district can move forward from there," said Katz.
But one father said more needs to be done. He's calling on school officials to put the seven workers on administrative leave.
"I don’t feel safe sending my two kids here knowing there is possibly an individual or individuals who may be using drugs while the kids are in school," he said.