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Bag Containing Drug Sent to Seekonk High

The drug was identified as the controlled substance n-methyltryptamine.

Seekonk High School's main office was closed for about two hours and emergency personnel entered the campus after a packet containing a substance was found in a sealed envelope attached to a card. The substance was later determined to be the drug n-methyltryptamine, according to the Seekonk Police Department.

The school operated normally after the substance was found at about 9:30 a.m., with exception to the main office, as local fire and police personnel investigated the area. School principal Marcia McGovern wrote in a message to parents and community members that nobody at the school was ever in danger. The main office reopened at 11:30 a.m.

The substance was given to a Massachusetts District 1 Hazardous Materials Squad, which determined it was n-methyltryptamine

"The substance, in the state it was found, would not have posed an immediate danger to persons who may have handled it or were exposed to the environment around it," a Seekonk police press release states.

Police have not said how the envelope got to the school, who it was from or how much of the substance was found. The incident remains under investigation. 

Carol Bragg January 03, 2013 at 09:05 PM
This kind of behavior has become all too normal. This will likely not be the last activity of this type that the perpetrator engages in. Might I suggest that we need vigorously to address issues related to violence in this society and our schools? Armed police officers may be needed in the schools but they cannot protect against all forms of violence. We need to do a better job of raising and educating children.
deb of see-attleboro January 04, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Carol: Do you know something the rest of us do not know?
Dave Abbott January 04, 2013 at 12:44 AM
This was a pathetic whack job looking for attention, nothing more. It has nothing to do with how we raise and educate our children and as the article states at no time was anyone in danger. The district is actively involved in improving school security and in this instance the perp will be identified and locked up because that is how you deal with a whack job- my opinion only.
deb of see-attleboro January 04, 2013 at 11:17 AM
I notice the title of the article changed. If true, why is someone sending drugs to the high school? I think we need much more information before we can attempt to draw any conclusion.
Jonathan Friedman (Editor) January 04, 2013 at 11:21 AM
The title of the article changed because I received updated information from the police department on what the substance is. I have attached the press release from the department so everybody can see it.
deb of see-attleboro January 04, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Thanks, Jonathan. Hopefully, we will learn more. Imaginations tend to run wild when so little light is shed on such matters.
Michael Kreyssig January 05, 2013 at 01:15 AM
What a strange drug to mail inn the first place

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