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Huntley High School offers educational event on synthetic drugs

Published: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 9:17 p.m. CDT

HUNTLEY – Parents and teenagers can learn about the dangers of synthetic marijuana use during an upcoming educational event hosted by Huntley High School and the Huntley Police Department.

The public event starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Performing Arts Center inside the high school, 13719 Harmony Road.

The event is meant to make parents and teenagers aware of the dangers and warning signs of synthetic drug use. The use of synthetic marijuana is becoming more common among teenagers who believe it is a legal alternative to marijuana.

The event will focus on how synthetic marijuana, commercially known as K2 or Spice, contains a mixture of toxic substances and psychotropic drugs capable of causing hallucinogenic effects similar to PCP.

It will feature a presentation and a question-and-answer session with Nora Cirks, the high school’s resource officer.

For information, call the high school at 847-659-6600.

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