Harford County Schools Hold Forums for Heroin Information

In an effort to educate students and parents about the danger of drug use Harford County has been hosting information meetings at county middle schools. As reported in The Baltimore Sun:

About 200 people filled the middle school gym to hear the grim local statistics about drug and alcohol use in a presentation led by Joe Ryan, the county’s drug policy director. The county government posted on social media that 240 parents and students attended.

Many in the audience were moved by Sandra “Sandi” Gallion, who shared her story of losing her son, Nolan Gallion III, 24, to heroin abuse in January. Sandi Gallion is a Level-area resident whose family is active in fire and emergency medical services.

Harford County has been offering six information meetings at middle schools, part of an effort to keep younger residents from trying drugs.

The remaining four presentations come to Aberdeen Middle School this Tuesday, North Harford Middle School on Oct. 22, Edgewood Middle School on Oct. 28 and Southampton Middle School on Nov. 5. All presentations are at 6:30 p.m.

“I think it was one of the best presentations I have heard in months,” Fallston’s Mike Hayden said. “I can’t say enough. Every parent should come to one of these meetings.”

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.