Student concerned about drug center plan |

Student concerned about drug center plan

As a student and a big sister, I take my job seriously, that’s why I was shocked to read that there was a maximum drug and alcohol center going in near our school.

There are many children under the age of ten that walk to and from school, many without older brothers and sisters to show them what to do. I, my two little brothers and my cousin, along with many other students walk up Squirrel Creek Road and up the path near Cedar Avenue. My concern is for the students of Lyman Gilmore, Scotten and the new day care across the street. What if one of these drug and alcohol people get out and want to wreak havoc? The first major place is our school. I cannot believe that the school district has not had an opinion on this matter. Don’t they care about their students’ safety? Furthermore I don’t want to have to worry about my friends and little brothers when I’m not around. I mean most of these people are going to be men and there won’t be anything for children our size to do. There are many parents concerned, how can they be sure that their children are safe.

I hope in light of a student’s concern that there will be steps taken by all parents, and school officials to protect the children of Nevada County.

Jessica Saporito

Lyman Gilmore student

Grass Valley

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