by Nick Delgado
Since the start of the school year, there have been 52 random searches conducted at the island's public schools. Those searches resulted in 22 suspensions.
With board policies in place for random searches and seizures along with the anti-bullying and sexual harassment policies, the Department of Education is hoping they will all contribute to a safe learning environment for students. But officials say they still need the help of the community and parents.
Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Eva San Nicolas told KUAM News, "The contraband that was confiscated from our students included items such as tobacco, markers, small knives, marijuana."