Jasper Schools held a public forum Tuesday to help raise awareness about drug abuse.
Officials say this comes after the negative results of a survey conducted by Indiana University on the district's drug use.
According to the survey, a percentage of students in grades six through twelve were found to regularly use drugs like alcohol, marijuana, and even some prescription medications.
School officials say the most alarming statistic is that, on average, Jasper High School students consume more alcohol on a monthly basis than both the state and national averages.
As a result of these findings, Assistant Superintendent Bob Hacker has formed a Drug Task Force Team to develop new methods of combating student substance abuse.
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