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Jasper school officials create new team to combat student substance abuse

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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. 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.
JASPER, IN (WFIE) -

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.

"It's a transparent committee made up of teachers, students, administrators, and community partners. We will be meeting until we're ready to give our board some good sold recommendations," Hacker said.

Hacker says the Drug Task Force Team expects to make recommendations to the school board for combating substance abuse by December.

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