Pupil caught with drugs as po­lice de­scend on school

Caernarfon Herald - - NEWS -

APUPIL was caught with drugs after po­lice were called to a Gwynedd se­condary school. Of­fi­cers ar­rived at Ys­gol Syr Hugh Owen, Caernar­fon, last Wed­nes­day lunchtime fol­low­ing “in­tel­li­gence that some in­di­vid­u­als were in pos­ses­sion of drugs”.

Po­lice said the school had asked them to at­tend.

A pupil was found in pos­ses­sion of Class B drugs but po­lice said no ar­rests were made.

Wit­nesses said uni­formed and plain clothes of­fi­cers could be seen at the school.

A North Wales Po­lice spokesman said: “We had in­tel­li­gence that some in­di­vid­u­als were in pos­ses­sion of drugs and we were asked by the school to at­tend this week.

“One per­son was found in pos­ses­sion of class B drugs and will be dealt with.”

Ys­gol Syr Hugh Owen re­ferred all ques­tions re­lat­ing to the in­ci­dent to Gwynedd Coun­cil.

A coun­cil spokesman said: “We can con­firm that there was an in­ci­dent at the school yes­ter­day.

“We are co-op­er­at­ing fully with North Wales Po­lice.

“The mat­ter is be­ing dealt with by the po­lice and it would not be ap­pro­pri­ate for us to make any fur­ther com­ment.”

The school, which was es­tab­lished in 1894, caters for more than 800 pupils aged 11 to 18 from Caernar­fon and the sur­round­ing vil­lages.

It is named after Sir Hugh Owen, a pi­o­neer of higher ed­u­ca­tion in Wales who was the main founder of the Univer­sity Col­lege of Wales at Aberys­t­wyth.

● Ys­gol Syr Hugh Owen

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