By Mary O’KEEFE
Thanks to an anonymous tip a Rosemont Middle School student was arrested on Monday on suspicion of possession of a narcotic.
“We received an e-mail on our school’s website. It was short and to the point,” said Rosemont Principal Michele Doll.
The school staff and Deputy Scott Shinagawa, school resource officer, investigated and allegedly found a student in possession of the drug ecstasy, a mind altering drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties.
The boy was arrested and taken to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Doll added that the situation was handled quickly and praised the person who e-mailed the school.
“We always encourage people to put their names on the e-mail they send so we can follow up if we have to, but those names would be kept confidential. In this case it was anonymous and we respect that too,” she added.
The Rosemont anonymous e-mail system has helped the school take a proactive stand to keep kids safe, Doll said.
“Rosemont has been very proactive [in this area] The parents, staff and students believe in the community and want to make certain their kids are safe. I applaud the kids that stand up for their school,” she said.